The Dental Assisting National
Board (DANB) and the DALE Foundation have launched the new DANB/DALE Foundation Scholarship, which supports aspiring and early-career dental
assistants in achieving their career goals.
This new scholarship reflects the
commitment of DANB and the DALE Foundation to advance the dental assistant
workforce and to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within the dental
assisting profession and the communities they serve.
The DANB/DALE Foundation
Scholarship is open to dental assisting students and current dental assistants
with less than five years of experience, providing funds for education, credentials,
and activities or services that improve oral health in groups that historically
faced barriers to accessing dental care.
“The DANB/DALE Foundation
Scholarship represents a crucial step toward providing support to those
entering the dental assisting field and building the next generation of dental
assistants,” said Laura Skarnulis, CEO of DANB and the DALE Foundation. “By
providing financial support to deserving applicants, we can uplift the profession
and empower individuals committed to enhancing oral healthcare access for all.”
The scholarship application
period is now open, and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their
applications by March 4, 2024. The recipients of the DANB/DALE Foundation
Scholarship will be announced in June 2024.
For more information about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, and application details, visit DANB’s website. Learn more.