Answers to your frequently asked questions about the dentalcorp Academic Excellence 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.
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.
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.
2021 applications are accepted starting January 4 until March 28. The winning applicants will be announced on May 21, 2021.
A selection committee will evaluate written responses to application questions, grade point average, extracurricular involvement, and reference letters.
The committee will select the top 20 submissions to form a shortlist of leading candidates who will receive further consideration.
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.
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 as follows: 50% at time of award, 25% after 6 months with dentalcorp practice, and 25% after 12 months with dentalcorp practice.
The winning applicants from all three categories will be announced on May 21, 2021.
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 contract will be tailored to each winner to reflect their program, qualifications, location, experience, and career goals.