The Michigan Dental Assistants Association is pleased to notify you of an established scholarship award to eligible students.

Eligibility may be any one of the following:

  1. those students established in a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of American Dental Association
  2. those students established in an education program which meets the Registered Dental Assistant expanded functions of the Michigan Board of Dentistry
  3. those students who are a Certified (CDA) or Registered Dental Assistant (R.D.A.) established in an educational program in pursuits of a Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree.


  1. Scholarships can be awarded any time during the fiscal year.
  2. Scholarships amounts will be determined by the Scholarship Committees recommendation with the MDAA Board of Director's approval.
  3. Scholarships will be funded from the General Fund and be determined each year as a line item in the budget.
  4. Other monies, i.e. Donations, fund raising, etc., specified for scholarships, shall be awarded the year received, if possible.
  5. An announcement of the MDAA Scholarship recipients shall be published in the "Matrix" on MDAA Website midaa.org.
  6. Special considerations will be given to applicants who are members of the Michigan Dental Assistants Associations.

To Apply:

  1. A letter from the Dental Assisting Program Director verifying enrollment (applies only to #1 and #2 above)
  2. A brief history of the applicant including professional goals and financial need
  3. An official student transcript of the most recently completed college courses. Applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
  4. Scholarship requests and all pertinent materials must be mailed to:

Lori Barnhart CDA, R.D.A. FADAA

(810) 515-6317



P O Box 118

Lennon, MI 48449

Scholarship requests must be received by March 1 of any given year