Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What is the award?

    The award is a scholarship for the designated program, and a two-year contract with a dentalcorp practice. There are six awards per year for each of the two 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 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?

    Applications for next year will open January 9th 2023.

  • How are winners selected?

    An internal panel headed by Dr. Gary Glassman will evaluate written responses to application questions, grade point average, extracurricular involvement, and reference letters.

  • What is a shortlist?

    The internal selection panel 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. dentalcorp will draw up an employment contract in consultation with the winner and upon starting at our practice, will award the scholarship within the first two weeks of starting at the dentalcorp practice.

  • How and when will winners be notified?

    2022 winners were announced publicly on the website and on social media on May 20, 2022.

  • How is the monetary award distributed?

    Cheques for the tuition amount will be issued as follows: 50% at time of award, 25% after 6 months with dentalcorp practice, and 25% after 12 months with dentalcorp practice.

    The scholarship will be issued via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) to the winner. Payment will be processed within the first two weeks of starting at the dentalcorp practice.

  • 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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