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California Dental Student Loan Repayment Grant

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

California Dental Association
Jul 31, 2018

Katie Sandoval


Dental Student Loan Repayment Grants are given to recent dental graduates in exchange for providing service to underserved populations in California for a minimum of 3 years.


Applicants must have graduated from an American Dental Association accredited dental school with a DDS or DMD degree within the last 3 years of the award cycle year or be positioned to graduate in the next 3 months at the time of application.

Preference may be given to applicants who have a disadvantaged background with economic, social or other obstacles; who have lived in a rural, highly disadvantaged or Health Professional Shortage area for an extended period of time; or who demonstrate an initiative to develop cultural and linguistic competencies reflecting one or more diverse socioeconomic or ethnic communities in California.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Awardees receive up to $35,000 per year for a maximum of $105,000 over 3 years.

One recipient is selected each year. The runner-up is awarded $5,000 toward education expenses.

Application process

Links to the program guidelines and online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health · California

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