Scholarships are awarded based on academics and other achievements and may or may not be need-based.

  • University Scholarships* consist primarily of private scholarship funds donated to the School of Dentistry. Information regarding these scholarships will be provided during the academic year.

  • Non-University Scholarships are from various organizations, agencies, companies, or private individuals and are not administered by the University. Students are required to meet various agency restrictions, which may include academic achievement, special talent, leadership abilities, and group affiliation. Additional scholarship information may be obtained in your local library’s reference section. There are also a few sites on the internet that might assist you in your search.

Scholarship List

Listed below is general contact information for organizations that have provided or may provide scholarship funds for our students. In most cases, the School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office will send notifications to students about scholarships via email. Incoming students are generally not eligible for scholarships until they have begun the program. Please remember that you are not limited to seeking scholarships from those listed.

In addition to the scholarships listed, we also encourage students to seek out scholarship opportunities that may not be known to us. For example, a student may be eligible for an award from a corporation where a family member works. There are also a number of websites that list a wide range of scholarships.

When searching for a scholarship, be very careful to avoid scams aimed at getting your money and/or personal information.  Additional helpful information can be obtained at the Scholarship Resource Center. We have done a great deal of searching to find scholarship opportunities for our students. If, however, you know of a scholarship opportunity that is not listed here and may benefit our students, please send an email to the Financial Aid Office.

Please note: Information listed is subject to change.

  • California Dental Association (sophomore scholarship)
    (800) 736-7071, x4220 (March app. Deadline)
    Attn: Becky Esty, CDA, 1201 K Street Mall
    PO Box 13749, Sacramento, CA 95853

  • California State Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood
    (805) 687-0588, Marilyn Van Donge, Chair

  • University of California, School of Veterinary Medicine
    Office of the Dean, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616 (May app. Deadline) 

  • Whittier Hospital Volunteers Health Careers Scholarship Fund
    Marilyn Grimshaw, Chairman Scholarship Committee, (310) 945-3561, x7318
    9080 Colima Rd., Whittier, CA 90605