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Scholarships and Fellowships

Today, the students and fellows of UTHealth School of Dentistry are passionate and committed learners. Tomorrow, they are our family dentists. Our hygienists. Our oral surgeons. The researchers whose work helps solve the toughest oral health challenges.

Scholarships and fellowships provide the School of Dentistry with the means to attract the brightest minds, many of whom may not be able to nurture their talent without the benefit of financial assistance.

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We need dental professionals more than ever, with nearly 60 million people across the United States living in areas that have a shortage. The lifelong implications of poor oral health—and thus poor overall health—call for immediate action to address this shortfall.

Scholarships and fellowships at the School of Dentistry create opportunities to do just that. Your support to Many Faces. One Mission. means more deserving individuals—from undergraduates pursuing their DDS or dental hygiene degrees to residents specializing in pediatric dentistry—can achieve their dreams, growing into leaders and experts who will advance the future of oral health care.

Educators and learners alike at the school share a commitment to progress, people, and health. They commit to our communities, and your philanthropy is a commitment to them.

We build healthier communities when we commit to the people who will serve, heal, and advocate for them. This ripple effect is one reason why scholarships and fellowships mean so much: They make a difference for their recipients, who go on to treat patients, help communities, and move oral health care forward.

The success of our learners is measured by lives improved, pain relieved, and futures brightened. Your support of Many Faces. One Mission. will help our students move forward to become the next generation of oral health professionals who will bring brighter smiles to the communities they serve.

  • This simple act of financially supporting a student reaps a tenfold benefit, with the long-term effects being immeasurable. I appreciate what you have done for me, my student peers, and ultimately the many patients we will all see in the future.

    Chad Abrams

    DDS candidate

    Corina Diaz and Walter Bajsel Endowed Scholarship

    UTHealth School of Dentistry

  • Scholarships

    A scholarship fund will support dental and dental hygiene students who will go on to enhance the oral health of our communities. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and/or other factors in accordance with a donor’s wishes.

  • Fellowships

    A fellowship fund will support graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, or residents who make significant contributions to the School of Dentistry’s research efforts as they grow in their skills. These valuable funds provide our students and trainees with the resources to support their continued education.