Financial Aid

Financial Aid 2018-05-09T22:11:26+00:00

Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association Scholarships

Clark J. Hollister Scholarship:  The Pennsylvania Dental Hygienists’ Association is pleased to offer up to $1,500 in scholarships this year.

Applications must be postmarked by August 1. The scholarship committee will meet in August to make their selection(s), and notifications will be then be sent.

Available to a dental hygienist who:

Is completing the first year in an entry level dental hygiene curricula or is enrolled in a post-entry level or graduate program complementary to the profession of dental hygiene and consistent with the six(6) roles of the dental hygienist recognized by the ADHA – clinician, health promoter/educator, consumer advocate, administrator/manager, change agent and/or researcher
Is a member/student member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association(ADHA).
Is a resident of Pennsylvania

Submits the following:

A completed financial need form
A letter of reference from the director of the dental hygiene program, which includes the current grade point average which must be 2.5 or higher.
A letter of reference from a clinical instructor
A certified copy of the student’s academic record
A letter from the applicant stating why he or she should be awarded this scholarship
A copy of driver’s license – proof of PA residence

Application Form
Financial Need Form

The PDHA is looking forward to helping you in pursuing your career in the dental hygiene profession. Please submit your requested material by August 1st to:

PDHA Central Office
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 606
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

If you have any questions, please call Margie at PDHA Central Office: 717-766-0334 or email

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