Grants, Awards & Scholarships
These awards are available for Professional and Student Members of WDHA - For information and applications/nomination forms for each specific grant, award or scholarship, click the links below:
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Association may honor outstanding achievement in dental hygiene education by awarding an Educator of the Year Award. This award is established to recognize, honor and reward a dental hygiene faculty member who contributes to and is dedicated to providing high quality education to dental hygiene students. The recipient shall characterize excellence in teaching, mentoring and/or devotion to student achievement.
Deadline second Friday of January
FACULTY MEMBERSHIP AWARD
The Association may annually recognize accredited Washington State dental hygiene programs that have 100% membership in ADHA/WDHA by all dental hygiene faculty (part-time and full-time), by presentation of an engraved plaque or year marker at House of Delegates and acknowledgment in Association publications.
FUTURE LEADER AWARD
These awards are in recognition of leadership and potential for future Association leadership, and will be presented to the recipients at the Symposium for Oral Healthcare Professionals. Two awards given 1) A current student, or student in their graduating year of dental hygiene school 2) A dental hygienist in their initial year of Washington State licensure
Deadline last Friday of December
LIFELONG LEARNING GRANT
The Association may award Lifelong Learning Grants each year as budget allows to:
• One Association member who is enrolled in a Washington State bachelor degree program in dental hygiene or a related field, and
• One Association member who is enrolled in a graduate degree program in dental hygiene or a related field
The grant may be presented to each recipient at the House of Delegates. Grant criteria based on demonstration of financial need will be established by financial documentation with application.
Deadline first Friday of August
LONA HULBUSH JACOBS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Association may award up to $1000 for the Lona Hulbush Jacobs Scholarship to a first year dental hygiene student who shows scholastic aptitude and need for financial assistance. This award is presented at the Symposium for Oral Healthcare Professionals.
Deadline last Friday of February
MARTHA FALES AWARD
The Association establishes an award of recognition of dental hygiene excellence to be known as The Martha Fales Award to recognize an outstanding dental hygienist for their contributions in furthering dental hygiene in Washington State. The award may be given annually with presentation of a commemorative plaque at the House of Delegates.
NORMA J. WELLS COMMUNITY & GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP AWARD
The Association establishes an award to recognize dental hygienists for their contribution to community and global partnership and relationship building. The recipient will be chosen from qualified nominees. This award will be presented at the House of Delegates.
Deadline First Friday of August
PARTNER IN ORAL HEALTH AWARD
The Association may annually present a “Partner in Oral Health” Award at the House of Delegates to a non-dental hygienist who recognizes and promotes the valuable role licensed dental hygienists play in the health of all citizens. Applications must be received at Central Office no later than 4 pm on the first Friday of August.
Application submissions closed for 2020.
DENTAL CONNECTIONS DENTAL HYGIENE SCHOLARSHIP
This is an annual scholarship presented by Dental Connections in the amount of $1,000. The award will be based on both on academic achievement and proven financial need. Students completing their first year of dental hygiene school are eligible to apply. Must be a current student member of WDHA & ADHA. Complete the online application. All applications must be received online by March 15th at 10:00AM.
Application available October 13, 2020.