The Kramer Scholar Award was established to honor the contributions of periodontal leader and legend, Dr. Gerald M. Kramer, and his wife Sylvia. The Kramer Award celebrates their lifelong commitment to personal and professional excellence by recognizing and rewarding these virtues in future periodontal leaders. The $10,000 annual award was the first named scholarship opportunity to be announced by the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation.
Who is eligible?
How do candidates apply?
The application must be received by May 15 along with a nomination from the candidate's periodontal program chairperson, four letters of recommendation (two from professors or professionals in the field of periodontology and two personal letters of reference), and a personal statement.
The seven members of the Kramer Selection Committee include a representative of the Kramer family, a representative of the AAP Foundation Board of Directors, and others based on interest and commitment to the Foundation.
The committee bases its selection on the applicants' demonstrated personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement, and concern for the needs of others, are also considered.
The top three candidates must attend the AAP Annual Meeting for personal interviews. The Award recipient is announced at the Opening Breakfast.
Sharon K. Mellor
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence
The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611-6660
Phone: 1-800-282-4867, ext. 3256