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SIU School of Dental Medicine Giving
2015-2016 SIU SDM Dean’s Scholarship recipients Andrew Martens, Eric Safranski, and Jon Owen

Dental Student Scholarship Support

In fall 2015, the School of Dental Medicine enjoyed the opportunity to designate three students from the School as the first recipients of the newly established Dean’s Scholarship. Each of the dental students was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. The Dean’s Scholarship was created as an annual dental student scholarship support endeavor with the goal of rewarding academic merit; assisting with financial need; and increasing student diversity at the School.

Federal and state support for dental education has declined dramatically in recent years. In turn, the cost of tuition has increased. One result of this progression is that debt for dental students has continued to accelerate at a significantly faster rate than the real net income of practicing dentists. In short, dental education is becoming less affordable at a time when more dentists are needed to serve the population. Tuition costs and post-graduate debt may discourage talented students from pursuing dental careers.

Your gift will help us continue to ensure that the SIU School of Dental Medicine remains affordable and accessible to talented and motivated students. Your generosity will directly support dental student scholarships and allow the School to guarantee significant scholarship assistance for deserving dental students.

Financial Goal: $100,000 in 12 months

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Scholarship Support Fund
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For more information:
Stephen Schaus
Director of Development
(618) 474‑7271

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