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Dr. Joseph L. Henry First Year Scholarship

Offered by National Dental Association Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 19, 2024
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College Senior

Application deadline:

May 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an incoming dental school freshman who partakes in community service? If so, the Dr. Joseph L. Henry First Year Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 to up to five (5) incoming dental school students who hold a minimum 3.0 GPA and are United States Citizens or permanent residents. To apply, interested students must submit an undergraduate official transcript, curriculum vitae, professional photo of themselves, letter of acceptance to a dental school, a letter of request from the applicant including a verifiable community service project, and three letters of recommendation (one (1) from the Dean or the Dean of Admissions from their admitting Dental School, one (1) from an undergraduate professor, and one (1) non-academic letter).

If you’re an incoming dental school freshman with verifiable community service, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About National Dental Association Foundation

The NDA (National Dental Association) Foundation is the non-profit, charitable arm of the National Dental Association (NDA). The NDA is the largest dental organization, representing dentists, dental students, dental hygienists, and dental assistants of African-American descent nationally and internationally.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College Senior


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA


Academic Interest

Dental Health/Services

Application information

In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a professional photo of themselves.

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact National Dental Association Foundation at

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Dr. Joseph L. Henry First Year Scholarship is renewable.

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