An annual $10,000 scholarship is offered by the MSDA Foundation to dental students who have a heart for service and have demonstrated a history of excellence in both academics and service activities in their communities.
The dental student scholarship helps community minded dental students fund their education expenses.
To improve the public's oral health, we support the education of today's charitable dental workforce.
2022 Scholarship deadline is
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Help support the Scholarship Fund to continue the annual gifts we are able to give to dental students and to perhaps increase the number and amounts of the scholarships available.
Our Scholarship is awarded as a partnership between MSDAF, RK Tongue Inc., and PPP. This is a partnership that goes back into the 1950's. Together we are proud to award the largest scholarship available at UMSOD to a student who is making a charitable impact in our community.
2021 Scholarship Recipient
Omar El-Sayed is the 2021 Dental Scholarship recipient. He started his career as a financial advisor primarily helping the wealthy. He felt unfulfilled and wanted to serve those in a less fortunate position. As a pre-dental student, he volunteered for several Mission of Mercy projects to assist in providing dental care to those that are underserved in the community. He would make it a point to not only help fix teeth but also to use this as an opportunity to educate and empower these patients on what may have caused disease in their teeth and what they could do to prevent this from happening again. Throughout his dental school journey, he has made it a mission to provide as much help to those in need around him. He started with Project Jumpstart, and eventually became the treasurer of the Student and Scholars Association- an organization that aims to feed hundreds of homeless people daily. He later became the treasurer of the American Student Dental Association. During the pandemic he continued to volunteer by virtually mentoring middle schoolers for the UMB Cure Scholars program. We are pleased to name Omar as this year's scholarship recipient.