The Iowa Dental Foundation was formed as a non-profit public foundation by members of the Iowa Dental Association to benefit the general public.

One of the specific purposes of the Foundation is the granting of scholarships to individuals seeking education or further education in the fields of dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assisting, or dental lab technician in an Iowa accredited program. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character and financial need of the applicant and will be awarded without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or physical handicap.

The total number of scholarships awarded and their amounts vary each year. Previous amount ranges are below:

  • D3 Dental Students: 1-2 scholarships annually, for $5,000
  • Dental Hygiene Students: 1-4 scholarships annually, for $500-$750 each
  • Dental Assistant Students: 1-4 scholarships annually, for $500-$750 each
  • Dental Lab Technician Students: 1-2 scholarships annually, for $500-$750 each

Completed applications are due by March 31 of each year, with notifications of application status no later than May 31 of each year.