The Maryland Dental Action Coalition is requesting applications for 'The Pathways to Bright Futures Academic Award'. These awards of $2,000 each are awarded based upon the applicant’s desire to seek a dental career and work as a dental professional (Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist or Dentist) in a Maryland Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (Dental HPSA) - geographic regions identified by the Health Resources and Services Commission as an area experiencing an alarming shortage of dental health professionals.
To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, who is in the process of applying for admission to a dental program, and must be from and planning to practice in one of the three HPSA regions in Maryland:
Eastern Shore (including: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties)
Western Maryland’s Appalachian region (including: Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties)
This grant is awarded based upon proof of application to a dental program, demonstration of the desire to work in one of the three Maryland Dental HPSA areas, and past academic merit, i.e., GPA. Students who are part of a pre-dental program are eligible to apply. Proof of participation in a pre-dental program is required and should be included with your application.
Please complete this form if you are interested in updates about the Pathways to Bright Futures Academic Award for academic year 2024-2025. This award will be administered by the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) www.mdac.us. Individuals will be emailed the academic award application. Please expect 5-7 business days for a response.