Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your frequently asked questions about the dentalcorp Academic Excellence Award


  • What is the award?

    The award is a full reimbursement of the tuition paid for the designated program, and a two year contract with a dentalcorp practice. There is one award per year for each of the three qualifying programs.

  • Who can apply?

    Students in good standing at a Canadian institution, who are eligible to work in Canada, and are in the final year of one of dentistry, dental hygiene, or dental assisting may apply.

  • What do I need to apply?

    You will need a copy of your school transcript, two reference letters from current or recent (within the past year) professors, and written answers to qualifying questions. Only online applications are accepted.

  • What are the pertinent dates?

    2020 applications are accepted starting February 18 until April 20. The winning applicants will be announced on May 15, 2020.

  • How are winners selected?

    A selection committee will evaluate written responses to application questions, grade point average, extracurricular involvement, and reference letters.

  • What is a shortlist?

    The committee will select the top 20 submissions to form a shortlist of leading candidates who will receive further consideration.

  • Is my information secure?

    The information collected during the application process will be held in confidence. Emails will be used to communicate relevant information to applicants. Applicants may opt out of communications at any time.

  • What happens if I win?

    Successful applicants will be notified via the email address or phone number provided during the application process. Proof of tuition payment, in the form of receipts from the educational institution is required. dentalcorp will draw up an employment contract in consultation with the winner and upon signing, will award the tuition amount.

  • How and when will winners be notified?

    The winning applicants from all three categories will be announced on May 15, 2020.

  • How is the monetary award distributed?

    A cheque will be provided to the winner upon delivery of receipt of payment from the institution.

  • What is the 2 year contract at dentalcorp?

    The contract will be tailored to each winner to reflect their program, qualifications, location, experience, and career goals.

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