Frequently Asked Questions

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


  • What is the award?

    The award is a substantial contribution toward tuition costs for each designated program and includes a two-year full-time (32-40 hours/week) contract with a dentalcorp practice following graduation.

  • Who can apply?

    Students in good standing at a Canadian institution, who are eligible to work in Canada, and in the final year of either a dental hygiene, dental therapist, or dental assisting program.

  • What do I need to apply?

    You will need a copy of your school transcript, and two reference letters from current or recent (within the past year) professors, or if professors are not permitted to provide a reference you may use a current or past employer. Only online applications are accepted.

  • What are the pertinent dates?

    January 10, 2024: First day to submit applications
    April 10, 2024: Last day to submit applications
    April 24, 2024: Candidates shortlisted by selection committee
    May 31, 2024: Award recipients are announced!

  • How are winners selected?

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

  • What is a shortlist?

    The internal selection panel will select the top six submissions from each category 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. We utilize emails to communicate relevant information to applicants. Applicants may opt out of communications at any time.

  • What happens if I win?

    Shortlisted applicants will be notified via the email address or phone number provided during the application process. Winners will be announced over a Zoom call. dentalcorp will draw up an employment contract in consultation with the winner.

  • How and when will winners be notified?

    2024 winners will be notified in advance of the public announcement on the website and social media on May 31st, 2024.

  • How is the award distributed?

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

    The winners will not be taxed on the reimbursement.

  • What is the 2-year contract at dentalcorp?

    The full-time 2-year contract (32-40 hours/week) will be tailored to each winner to reflect their program, qualifications, location, experience, and career goals.

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