Federal scholarships can help with dental debt

By | February 26, 2016
Kyle Larsen, a third year dental student, practices treatment planning with a fellow student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

Kyle Larsen, a third year dental student, practices treatment planning with a fellow student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

Dental school was always in the cards for Kyle Larsen. Not part of the dream? Graduating with a lot of debt. So Mr. Larsen, 26, a third-year dental student at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, applied for federal scholarships while an undergrad at Brigham Young University-Idaho, and earned the 4-year National Health Service Corps Scholarship.

The scholarship pays full tuition and fees and also provides him with a living stipend for each year of dental school, according to ADA News.

“I was lucky enough to be awarded the four-year program,” said Mr. Larsen, president of Colorado’s American Student Dental Association chapter and ASDA trustee for District 9, “but other lengths are also available. The program is year-for-year payment for service meaning that each year they pay for your education, you owe them a year of service in an underserved area.”

NHSC scholarships are one route for federal scholarships but there are others, including the military’s Health Professions Scholarship Program.

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One thought on “Federal scholarships can help with dental debt

  1. Ben William

    Great Initiative for dental students. Hope, Federal scholarships can help students dental debt.
    It is frustrating when you have lots of debt after your graduation. I just remember my term 2003, i was graduate from Otaga University and need to work 2 place /over 70 hours to pay my student loan.

    Cheers

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