Frequently Asked Questions About Scholarships

Below are some common questions students have about scholarships.  If you don't see the answer to your question, please email

Q: How should I submit my letter of recommendation?
A: Letters should be turned in with the rest of your application. Do not have your letter writer send the letter in directly to us.

Q: Can I submit my application via email?
A: No. We will only accept applications that have been submitted through AcademicWorks.

Q: Can my application be postmarked by the due date?
A: No. Applications must be in our office by May 15, 2018 at 4 pm. No late applications will be considered.

Q: If I’m applying for multiple scholarships, can I use the same letter of recommendation?
A: Yes, but you must have a separate copy of the letter for each scholarship application

Q: Does my letter of recommendation need to be sealed?
A: No, we do not require letters to be sealed?

Q: Can my application be double-sided?
A: No, all pages of your application need to be single-sided.

Q: What should my CV contain?
A: Using the template provided with your application, describe your education, work history, research experience, community involvement, leadership positions, honors, and awards.
Review the CV and Resume Workshop from the University of Utah Writing Center for writing tips.

Q: What scholarship opportunities exist outside of the School of Dentistry?
A: The University of Utah Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and the ASDA Paying for Dental School websites offer additional scholarships, grants, and repayment options.

Contact Us

Gary W. Lowder, DDS
Director of Student Admissions
Phone: 801-585-0718

Shelly Reese
Professional Schools Program Manager
Financial Aid Office
Phone: 801-585-6461
Fax: 801-585-6350