Dental Assistant Scholarships

The Pacific Dental Services® Foundation Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship provides students with need-based financial aid, mentorship, and on the job training. Named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal and her heart for service, the scholarship aims to mold the next generation of passionate, servant-hearted, dental assistant leaders.

Scholarships are awarded based on application excellence, financial need and a heart for service. Need-based financial aid, covered by the scholarship will be awarded not to exceed $5,000. 

Deadline to Apply is August 1, 2020. 

Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship

Recognizing the importance of dental assistants to the future of dentistry, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation created the Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship, which provides students with need-based financial aid, mentorship, and on the job training.

For many students dental assisting school can be very costly and many are unable to work while pursuing their education, so there are often financial barriers with finishing school. Through your charitable donation, you can help someone not only receive an education but also provide them the opportunity for employment!

Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship - Gracie's Story

Scholarship Recipients

“I’m just really thankful. I feel so blessed to receive this [scholarship] because I know it’s very rare, and I’m the first in my teacher’s class to receive it. I’m very honored and I’m very excited!”

Lindsey Nelson

“When I received the scholarship I was ecstatic. The Dr. Carolyn Ghazal Dental Assistant Scholarship lifted the financial burden off my shoulders and I could focus on my career.”

Sara Martinez

“I have always loved going to the dentist, because I love to smile! I want to give others that same experience by providing quality care and comfort.”

Candace McCullough

"The scholarship provides students with financial support and mentorship as they pursue a career in dental assisting.  It is my desire that it will make a significant impact in a person’s life and mold the next generation of dental assistant leaders."

Dr. Carolyn Ghazal

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