Available Scholarships

The University of Utah School of Dentistry is proud to foster dental education and recognize the academic achievements, community and University involvement, and outstanding potential of students by offering a number of scholarships to qualified candidates each year. The School of Dentistry currently has 9 scholarships, of varying amounts, available for incoming and current students for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. 

The generosity of community members, faculty, staff, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations allows the University of Utah School of Dentistry to provide meaningful financial support to our students.

Application deadline for all scholarships is May 1, 2017.

Name Amount Criteria
Mark & Mary Jane Taylor Annual Scholarship for 2017-18 One, $5,000 Available to all School of Dentistry students.  Applicant must be in good academic standing at the School of Dentistry. 

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John Erickson Memorial Annual Scholarship for 2017-18 One, $2,500 Available to School of Dentistry Students who have completed at least one year of studies at the School of Dentistry and who have demonstrated high academic standards, financial need, and the ability to overcome life challenges.  

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Dan J. Swindle Memorial Scholarship Two, $2,000 A scholarship fund established in 1992 by friends and family of Dan J. and Viella C. Swindle to support students in dentistry. Priority shall be given to outstanding entering students within the School of Dentistry who have demonstrated high academic standards and financial need.

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Jay A. & Susan G. Aldous Annual Scholarship for 2017-18 One, $2,000 Open to students who have demonstrated high academic standards and financial need. 


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Grant B. & Susan S. Cannon Annual Scholarships for 2017-18 One, $1,000

Open to students wh ohave demonstrated high academic standards and financial need.

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Robert W. Hymes Periodontal Endowed Scholarship One, $1,000

A scholarship fund was established in 2015 by Robert W. Hymes for students within the School of Dentistry who are pursuing a graduate degree in periodontics.  Those students who have received assistance from the scholarship are encouraged, when and if they are financially capable (preferably within ten years of graduation), to reimburse the scholarship fund in an amount at least equal to that which they have received, in order that future students may have the opportunity to received assistance from the scholarship fund.

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Dr. Reed P. Larson Legacy Scholarship One,
$1,000
A scholarship fund established in 2001 by Lennox A. Larson in honor of Dr. Reed P. Larson for students within the School of Medicine's joint program with Creighton University School of Dentistry, and as of 2012, the University of Utah School of Dentistry. Preference shall be given to outstanding entering or current students within the University of Utah School of Dentistry who have demonstrated outstanding merit. 

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Dr. Richard D. & Terina Newman Martinez Endowed Scholarship One, $1,000

A scholarship fund was established in 2016 by Richard and Terina Martinez to support students in their 2nd or 3rd year in the School of Dentistry, carrying a minimum of a 3.5 GPA, demonstrating an interest in general dentistry, and involvement in scholl and community activities.  Those students who have received assistance from the scholarship fund are encouraged, when and if they are financially capable (preferably within ten years of graduation), to reimburse the scholarship fund in an amount at least equal to that which they have received, in order that future students may have the opportunity to receive assistance from the scholarship fund.

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*Those students who have received assistance from these scholarship funds are encouraged when and if they are financially capable, preferably within ten years of graduation, to reimburse the scholarship fund in an amount at least equal to that which they have received, in order for future students to have the opportunity to receive assistance from the scholarship fund.

Contact Us

Gary W. Lowder, DDS
Director of Student Admissions
Phone: 801-581-8951
Email: dental.admissions@hsc.utah.edu

Shana Yem
Professional Program Manager
Financial Aid Office
Phone: 801-585-6461
Fax: 801-585-6350
Email: syem@sa.utah.edu