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College of Dental Medicine

Giving Opportunities


College of Dental Medicine Student Emergency Fund

The College of Dental Medicine Student Emergency Fund was created to assist students facing unexpected financial challenges.  As a College, we are deeply committed to meeting student needs through support, guidance, and emergency funding to help them navigate these challenges. 

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College of Dental Medicine General Scholarship Fund

You can also give to support student scholarships directly. Your direct support of student scholarships provides our students with increased opportunities for focused areas of study. You can give to the general scholarship fund, or set specific criteria for areas of your choice you like. Scholarships can be year to year or at the $20,000+ level can be permanently endowed to provide ongoing perpetual support.

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College of Dental Medicine Discretionary Fund

This fund helps advance the highest needs of the college while also providing resources to react to unexpected opportunities. This fund enhances student scholarship support, student travel to conventions and research conferences, selected faculty travel, and continuing education beyond the normal stipend they receive.

This fund also helps toward bringing highly regarded speakers to campus for seminars and special on-campus events.

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Perfecto Torres Memorial Scholarship

On behalf of the Enriquez and Torres Family, this scholarship is created in memory of Perfecto "Tony" Torres. The scholarship was created to encourage students to pursue their dental education and practice in a humanistic manner by providing needed financial support.

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Margaret W. Montante Memorial Scholarship

For dental medicine students who demonstrate service to women and girls in the community and has exhibited high academic and leadership promise.

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Abraham V. & Amminikutty George Annual Scholarship

For a first generation junior, (aka rising-senior) dental medicine students who demonstrates interest in both leadership in the dental profession with a desire to serve underrepresented communities specific to African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino Americans. 

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Glen & Virginia Henson Outstanding Dental Student Scholarship

For dental medicine students who have demonstrated integrity, imagination, initiative, and a collaborative spirit.

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Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry Award

The Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry Award is presented each spring to a senior dental student who has demonstrated excellence in pediatric dentistry and has exhibited professionalism, empathy, and compassion in caring for the pediatric and/or special needs populations.  

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Steven W. and Susan Y. Friedrichsen Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership and Dedication to Compassionate Community Support

As Dr. Friedrichsen departs from WesternU to spend time with Sue, their two grown children, Molly and Erik, and five grandchildren, the impact of Dean Friedrichsen’s legacy continues through the creation of this scholarship. 

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Dr. Jeff Lloyd Scholarship in General Dentistry

The Dr. Jeff Lloyd Scholarship in General Dentistry is awarded to a 4th Year student demonstrating an interest and aptitude in the practice of full-scope, quality general dentistry. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 

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