Scholarships to advance your dental career

dental assisting students

About our scholarships

The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and the DALE Foundation offer several scholarships to help dental assistants and other dental professionals advance their careers. Learn more about our scholarship opportunities for you.

DANB and the DALE Foundation actively seek to award scholarship funds to dental professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, as well as gender, age, race and ethnicity. We are committed to fair and equitable access and opportunity for all.

Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship

The Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship is open to all dental professionals, including dental assistants and other oral healthcare team members. The scholarship was developed to help dental professionals pursue professional development and achieve their career goals. Scholarship recipients receive between $250 and $1,000 for professional development activities such as continuing education courses, DANB exams and certifications, DANB certification renewal, college courses, and dental conferences.

This scholarship is now closed for 2024. Recipients will be announced later this year.

View past scholarship recipients.

OSAP-DANB-DALE Foundation Andrew Whitehead
Education and Certification Scholarship

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), DANB, and the DALE Foundation share a commitment to the health and safety of patients and providers and believe that everyone in dentistry plays an active role in providing safe, quality dental care. This scholarship is open to all dental professionals looking to earn infection prevention and control education and certification.

This scholarship is now closed for 2024. Recipients will be announced in June.

DANB/DALE Foundation Scholarship

The DANB/DALE Foundation Scholarship was established to support aspiring and early-career dental assistants in their careers and to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the dental assisting profession. Scholarship recipients receive between $250 and $1,000 for dental assisting education, exams, credentials, or activities that will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion among dental assistants and the populations they serve.

This scholarship is now closed for 2024. Recipients will be announced in June.


ADAA/DANB Scholarship

The American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) and DANB have partnered to offer a scholarship that supports dental assistants who are looking to grow in their careers. The ADAA/DANB Scholarship is open to all ADAA members in good standing. This scholarship is awarded annually to dental assistants who demonstrate a strong commitment to career growth and lifelong learning in the dental assisting profession. Scholarship recipients receive between $250 and $1,000.

Applications will be accepted starting Sept. 5, 2024.

View the 2023 scholarship recipients.