CDHA Scholarship Program

CDHA is proud to announce its new scholarship program for registered dental hygienists across Canada who have chosen to advance their education. CDHA’s mission is to support its members in providing quality preventive and therapeutic oral health care and health promotion for the Canadian public. The scholarship program does just that.

The 2021 application process is NOW OPEN.

Scholarships

Five awards are available at $1,000 each.
Note: award cheques will be made payable to the academic institution in which the recipient is enrolled.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for this program, you must:

  • Be a current CDHA member.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or be a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Have an active certificate of registration/licence to practise with the dental hygiene regulatory authority in your province/territory.
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program in a recognized Canadian institution in a field that will enable you to provide quality preventive and therapeutic oral health care and health promotion for the Canadian public.
  • Have practised as a dental hygienist for a minimum of 16 hours/week prior to enrollment in your degree program.

Application Deadline

Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:59 pm ET

Application Package

The following documents must be submitted by email to Joanna Zito by the application deadline. Incomplete applications or documents received after the deadline will NOT be considered.

See application form for more details.

Evaluation Rubric

Each qualified application will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to lifelong learning, professionalism, social responsibility, and community service (specific examples and evidence of self-reflection)
  • Essay quality indicators:
    • Clear description of anticipated contribution to quality oral health care and health promotion for Canadians
    • Organization, grammar, and vocabulary
  • Past academic performance: GPA, awards, honours
  • Overall compelling nature of the application

Key Dates

Scholarship Program Opens Thursday, August 5, 2021
Application Deadline Friday, October 29, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET
Award Notification Mid-January 2022
Award Cheque Release Date Tuesday, February 1, 2022