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.

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The total number of scholarships awarded and their amounts vary each year.

  • D3 Dental Students: $2,500-$5,000
  • Dental Hygiene Students: $500-$750
  • Dental Assistant Students: $500-$750 
  • Dental Lab Technician Students: $500-$750

Completed applications are due by March 31, with notifications of application status no later than June 30.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Alondra Hernandez 


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Daphne Hoefler 

Michaela Bobenhouse

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Saadi Sarmad 

Michaela Bobenhouse

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Makenna Hoffman


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Sara Saey 

Michaela Bobenhouse

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Jessica Wesbrook


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Past Recipients