Alva S. Appleby Scholarship

Maine Dental Association
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $500 - 1k
Duration 1 Year

Applicants may apply on or after September 1 of the award year.


History of the Scholarship
In July, 1995, the Maine Dental Association received a sum of money from the estate of MDA Past
President Alva S. Appleby, “in trust,…for the purpose of establishing a scholarship or scholarships for
students from the State of Maine to attend dental school.” Since 1995, MDA members have made
additional voluntary contributions to the fund, and the MDA awarded the first annual scholarship(s)
during the 1997-98 academic year. Since only the interest will be used to provide the scholarships, the
amount of the awards may vary, but will be at least $500.00.

Criteria for Applications
A student wishing to apply for the Appleby Scholarship must:
· Be a resident of the State of Maine
· Be enrolled in a dental school accredited by the American Dental Association

Procedure for Application:
Interested parties should request an application form from the Maine Dental Association, PO Box 215,
Manchester, ME 04351. The application should be completed and returned by October 30 and be
accompanied by:
· One personal reference
· Two dental school instructor references (if beyond first semester of dental school) OR two
undergraduate school instructor references (if enrolled in first semester of dental school)
· An undergraduate college transcript
· A current dental school transcript (if applicable)
· A personal statement explaining your choice of dentistry as a career and your future goals

Criteria for Selection
The Maine Dental Association’s Council on Charitable Affairs will review the applications and choose
the scholarship recipient(s) based upon:
· Academic performance
· Essay/personal statemen


  • Not Applicable

Other Restrictions

Must be a resident of the state of Maine, and enrolled in a school accredited by the American Dental Association.


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

Executive Director
Maine Dental Association
29 Association Drive
PO Box 215
Manchester, ME 04351
Phone: 207-622-7900
Fax: 207-622-6210