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  1. Applicants must be a permanent resident of Massachusetts regardless of school choice.
  2. Applicants must be entering at least their second year in an accredited Dental Hygiene program.  Graduating hygienists pursuing higher degrees in dental hygiene, public health or research may also apply.
  3. A current transcript must be submitted (an unofficial transcript is sufficient).  The cumulative average must be 3.2 or higher.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from Program Directors or faculty of the applicant’s school will be required.
  5. Applicants will write a personal statement indicating their interests, career goals and views of Dental Hygiene.  All personal statements shall be no more than two double spaced typewritten pages.

Any problems or questions should be directed to:

Virginia Heroux

MDHA – Council Chair of Education and Research

Email address:

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Annual Session Scholarship (second year students)

The Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association would like to send two graduating students on a trip to ADHA’s CLL 94th Annual Session in Jacksonville, Florida. These students must be active student members of ADHA, and should have an interest in becoming involved with the MDHA. The association hopes to educate students about what its role is in each dental hygienist’s career before and after they graduate.

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Student Delegate to Annual Session (first year students)

Students have a unique opportunity to apply for a position as a Student Delegate. As a Student Delegate, you not only represent all student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, but you also sit on the House of Delegates floor during all three meetings. Each student will be considered for the student delegate position.

Student Delegates are funded to attend their district workshop and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Annual Session. Funding consists of airfare, lodging (two students per room), ground transportation and per diem. Because funds may vary annually, please contact your District Trustee for the exact dollar amount.

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Mary Dole (students enrolled in Master’s Degree Level Program)

Each year the American Dental Hygienists’ Association of Massachusetts will award a dental hygiene student $500.00 which will be applied to tuition and fees.

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