The DALE Foundation launches the 2017 Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship

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The DALE Foundation, the official affiliate of the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB), is accepting applications for the 2017 Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship.

The Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship furthers the careers of oral healthcare professionals by encouraging lifelong learning. It helps them pursue their professional development goals and mentorship activities. The scholarship is open to all dental assistants, DANB certificants and other oral healthcare professionals.

Winners will be chosen based on their commitment to the oral healthcare profession and mentorship experiences. They will each receive between $250 and $1,000. The scholarship recipients may use the funds for professional development activities such as continuing education courses, dental conferences, DANB certification renewal and college courses. They will also receive three continuing education products of their choice from the DALE Foundation.

The deadline to apply for the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship is May 25, 2017.

The DALE Foundation established this scholarship in 2014 in memory of Liz Koch, who served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of DANB and the DALE Foundation before her untimely passing in 2011. Liz joined DANB in 2001 as Assistant Director of Testing and Measurement. She was promoted to Director of Testing and Measurement in 2002 and named COO in 2006. In addition to her remarkable impact on DANB, Liz played an instrumental role working with board directors, trustees and staff to establish the DALE Foundation.

This scholarship commemorates Liz’s many years of service and contributions to dental assistants and embodies her belief in the power of lifelong learning.

“Liz was a strong believer in the potential of others to excel through continuing education and lifelong learning,” says Cindy Durley, M.Ed., MBA, Executive Director of DANB and the DALE Foundation. “We are proud to give back to the dental community in a way that promotes her commitment to lifelong learning and mentorship.”

Since the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship was launched in 2014, the DALE Foundation has awarded scholarships to 13 oral healthcare professionals. In addition, the DALE Foundation has honored 24 finalists for their efforts by providing them with continuing education opportunities.

Individuals and organizations interested in donating to the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship can donate online or mail checks to the DALE Foundation, 444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 970, Chicago, IL 60611. Contributions directly support dental assistants and other oral healthcare professionals.

 

 

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