Robert Tanner Freeman Endowed Scholarship Program

In partnership with UNCF, Dental Trade Alliance Foundation has developed the Robert Tanner Freeman Endowed Scholarship Program to identify and provide scholarships for Black dental students accepted to an accredited dental program. The Program will award two students with a need-based renewable scholarship who are enrolled full-time as a first-year student at a U.S. located college/university and in an accredited dental program. If funds are available, recipients may be eligible for up to three additional years of scholarship funds. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be Black/African American.
  2. Be a first-year student enrolled full-time at a U.S. located college/university and in an accredited dental program.
  3. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  5. Have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 academic year.
  6. Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online by the due date, and must include:

  1. A current academic transcript.
  2. Dental program Admissions/Acceptance Letter.
  3. A 1-page personal statement.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions approximately 8 weeks after the application due date.

Personal Statement Guidance

The applicant's personal statement must be a 1-page (400-600 words) essay about how the applicant has overcome adversity and exemplifies the following behaviors:

  1. Being clear, collaborative, and forthright.
  2. Acting with integrity in all areas of their life.
  3. Showing a drive for continuous learning and development.
  4. Continuously challenging their assumptions and exploring new alternatives.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Relationship Manager, Alesha Wilson at alesha.wilson@uncf.org

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