2018 Scholarship July 1st Deadline Quickly Approaching

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The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation (HDAF) has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships since its inception in 1990 to deserving students in all areas of dentistry. Scholarships are available to dental, residents, hygiene, assisting, and lab technology students. This year’s awards ceremony will take place during the Hispanic Student Dental Association (HSDA) Regional Conference on September 8th in Chicago.


HDAF awards scholarships to students who believe in the HDAF Mission – to build healthier Hispanic communities. Over $54,000 will be awarded in 2018.


The HDAF receives strong support from corporations such as, A-dec, Colgate-Palmolive, Crest Oral-B, and Shofu as well as individuals with scholarships in their name Dr. Juan Villareal from Texas and Dr. Esperanza Rodriguez from New York. Contributions are also received from HDA members who believe in the mission of the need for enhanced oral healthcare for the Hispanic community. 


The HDAF is dedicated to following the careers of its scholarship recipients and past recipients address the current awardees and explain the meaningful value of these scholarships and to encourage them to continue to volunteer after graduation.  


HDAF reaches out through numerous social media conduits and CODA schools to announce the scholarship programs.


Scholarship application is available at: HDAF Student Scholarship




Contributions can be made to:
HDAF Scholarship Fund
C/O Dr. Ernest Garcia, Jr.
518 J Street
Marysville, CA 95901


Additional information contact:
Jen Blake



Hispanic Dental Association

A National Non-Profit Focused On Oral Health Education & Service






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