Dental Assistant Scholarships

Named after Dr. Carolyn Ghazal and her dedication to improving the lives of those in need, this scholarship provides assistance to individuals seeking economic independence through dental assistant education, mentorship and on-the-job training. 

 

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 to provide need-based aid to individuals seeking economic independence through dental assistant education, mentorship and on-the-job training.

The average cost for an individual to attend an accredited dental assistant program is $15,000. 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 was created to help disadvantaged women find financial independence through the pursuit of education. It is my desire that the scholarship will make a significant impact in a person's life as they transition to a more positive place."

Dr. Carolyn Ghazal

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