Scholarships

Scholarship Application

The Dental Foundation of North Carolina will be accepting DDS scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year soon.

Dental Hygiene Scholarship Application

On behalf of the students that benefit from these awards, the Dental Foundation of North Carolina thanks the generous donors of these scholarships. These awards make a tangible difference to the school’s students and are appreciated by all.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Advancement at (919) 537-3257.

Scholarships List

First-, Second-, Third-, or Fourth-Year DDS Students

Abernethy Fund Scholarship
Academic merit and financial need

John and Charles Aycock Scholarship

  • Academic merit and financial need
  • Preference given to students from North Carolina or South Carolina

Best of Dentistry Merit Scholarship
Merit-based, with a focus on academic and/or clinical excellence (not part of the application process)

Dr. Rex B. Card Scholarship
Leadership and academic merit

Carolina First Campaign Scholarship

  • DDS, DH, or post-DDS
  • Academic merit and financial need

Dr. Robert Russell Clark Memorial Scholarship (6)
Anne Mills Clark, a Maryland native, established this Scholarship in honor of her late husband, Dr. Robert Russell Clark, as a
bequest when she passed away in 1999. Dr. Clark, a Weldon, NC native, graduated from Maryland Dental College in Baltimore in
1924. He then practiced dentistry on Franklin Street from 1927-1938, until he suffered a heart attack that forced him to close his
practice. However, he continued to provide dental services to UNC-CH basketball players until his death in 1963. Anne developed
her own antiques business after her husband’s heart attack, and helped raise funds to form the memorial.

  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident

Dr. Roy Corderman Merit Scholarship
Merit-based, with a focus on academic and/or clinical excellence (not part of application process)

Dr. and Mrs. Curtis Dailey Scholarship
Academic merit

Delta Dental Plan of North Carolina Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Glenn Bitler

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident

Dental Friends Scholarship
Financial need

Janet and Dr. Charles Edrington Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. Randy and Mrs. Bobby Fussell Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Glazener Family Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. Delores L. Hammer and Ms. Kim S. Clarke Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Miguel and Carolina Hernandez Memorial Scholarship

  • DDS or DH
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to continuing dental education
  • Preference given to students of Hispanic or Native American descent, or if none qualify, to an out-of-state student from
  • Virginia

Thomas P. Hinman Scholarship
Academic merit in the Operative Dentistry field (separate from the application process)

Dr. Edmund Baxter Hopkins Memorial Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Linville Family Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Loblolly Dental Study Club

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Keith T. Macdonald and Family Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

M. Rhett and Mary W. Macomson Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Kenneth N. and Georgia S. May Memorial Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. Raymond A. McKee Merit Scholarship
Academic merit

Medical Mutual Scholarship for Leadership in Dentistry

  • Leadership
  • Financial need
  • North Carolina Resident with an interest in practicing in North Carolina following graduation

Morgan Family Scholarship (2)
Dr. W. Kenneth Morgan, Jr. graduated from the UNC Adams School of Dentistry in 1984. He is married to Joyce Morgan, with whom he has three children– Will, Elizabeth, and Kirkland. Morgan, Jr. owned a private practice in Jacksonville, NC, with his father, W.K. Morgan, from 1985 until he left for a two-year residency position in the graduate endodontic program at the University of Louisville in 1998. He has been a member of numerous dental societies and clubs and was awarded the North Carolina Dental Society Commendation Award in 1997 for being the “outstanding dentist in North Carolina in practice less than ten years, or under 40 years old.” The Morgans are very active in civic and religious organizations as well.

  • Financial need

Old North State Dental Society Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Preference for an African-American who plans to practice in NC

Eldon and Zetta Parks Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. George and Nina Patterson Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Clinical skill

Mrs. Margaret and Dr. Bobby C. Raynor and Mrs. Jane and Dr. George W. Ferguson Scholarship
Raynor, a graduate from Adams School of Dentistry DDS class of 1967, established these scholarships with a gift of real property to the school in 2000. He supported the Bicentennial Campaign for Excellence and donated money to name an operatory in Tarrson Hall after friend Curtis Dail in 1998. Dr. Raynor taught the school’s “Crown and Bridge” class for five years and then moved to Garner where he now resides. His wife, originally from Newport, Rhode Island, is a graduate of the UNC-CH School of Nursing and worked for years at Dorothea Dix Hospital. She has done a lot of work with the nursing school as well as the Adams School of Dentistry.

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Mrs. Margaret and Dr. Bobby C. Raynor and Mrs. Gretchen and Dr. Robert A. Garcia Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Mrs. Margaret and Dr. Bobby C. Raynor-Harrell, Stamm, Gardner Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Mrs. Margaret and Dr. Bobby C. Raynor and Mrs. Helen and Dr. Murry W. Holland Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Mrs. Margaret and Dr. Bobby C. Raynor and Mrs. Myra and Dr. Monte G. Miska Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Mrs. Bertie Eleanor Raynor and Mr. Dervy William Raynor Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. and Mrs. Uday Reebye Scholarship
Student who spent time shadowing with Dr. Reebye prior to dental school

Dr. Scott R. Rehm Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Preference given to Guilford or Rockingham County high school graduates or residents

Eugene Rossitch Family Scholarship Fund

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. and Mrs. J. Ronald Sain Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Preference for a native of, a graduate of a high school in, or a student who plans to practice dentistry in any of the following 13 NC counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford, Watauga, or Yancey

John Harvey Spell, Jr., D.D.S. Memorial Expendable Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need

Dr. Troy B. Sluder, Jr. Scholarship

Jack P. and Grace Silvers Scholarship (University-held, recurring) (3)
Preference given to minority students

Dr. John B. Sowter Merit Scholarship
Merit-based, with a focus on academic and/or clinical excellence (separate from application process)

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. “Dink” Styers Scholarship
Dr. Thomas Styers, Jr., a graduate of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry’s class of 1965, and his wife Janet, of Rural Hall, NC,  established the “Mr. and Mrs. T. “Dink” Styers Sr. Scholarship” in memory of his parents in 1999. Dr. Styers graduated with an engineering degree from Duke University before attending dental school. He said his parents were always supportive of his decision, and they paid his way through. Dr. Styers practiced dentistry for 27 years, both at John Umstead Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Butner, NC, that treats mental health development disabilities and substance abuse, and in his own practice in Winston-Salem. Both Tom and Janet remain involved in state and national dental organizations. Mrs. Styers received an award from the NC Dental Society at its annual convention in May 1999 for her years of volunteer work with the NC Dental Alliance for Spouses of Dentists. The Styers have two daughters, Michelle and Tonya, both of whom are married and live in North Carolina.

  • Financial need

Tarrson Family Scholarship

  • Academic merit, based upon satisfactory academic progress
  • Clinical excellence
  • Commitment to community service

Dr. William “Bill” Tulloch Memorial Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident, preferably from Lee County or surrounding area

Dr. Michael A. “Mickey” Webb Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • Preference for students who grew up in rural areas of North Carolina
  • Students expressing a sincere interest in practicing in a rural area of North Carolina could also receive consideration
  • Renewable with satisfactory academic progress

Dr. Douglas and Ursula Young Scholarship

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident
  • If no DDS students are eligible, open up to post-DDS

First-Year DDS Students Only

Robert W. and Maude B. Outland Scholarship (2)
Dr. Bob and Vera Outland established this Scholarship in honor of his grandparents, R.W. and Maude Outland. They grew up on small farms in Northampton County, NC, and had one son, Bob’s father. His father attended Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania and was able to pay for his tuition with money he received from the Guggenheim Foundation. R.W. and Maude tried to fund their son’s education as best they could during the Great Depression. Dr. Outland always recognized that his father would not have completed Medical School without additional support and knew he would one day set up a similar fund for future students. Dr. Outland now practices dentistry in Northampton County.

  • Selected by Director of Admissions
  • North Carolina resident
  • Academic merit in undergraduate education
  • Potential for private dental practice in North Carolina

Clarence Lee Sockwell Scholarship
A graduate of Emory University, Dr. Sockwell joined the UNC Adams School of Dentistry faculty in 1954. He and his wife established this scholarship and are strong supporters of the Dental Alumni Association. They live in Chapel Hill.

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident with preference to students with farming background and from Guilford County

Lois E. Taylor Scholarship
The Lois E. Taylor Endowment Fund was established by Mr. Frank Taylor and his sister, Dr. Sarah Morrow, in 1996 in honor of their mother, Lois E. Taylor, who was a kind and loving mother, a gentle lady and a superb dentist. Lois E. Taylor was a pioneer among women dental practitioners in North Carolina from 1915 until her retirement in 1980. She was born into a farm family of Gaston County in 1893, the youngest of nine children. Though she wanted to be a medical doctor, Dr. Taylor’s mother felt it inappropriate for a young woman to be “traipsing” all over the countryside in a horse-drawn buggy to take care of patients at all hours of the day or night. But her mother consented for Lois to study dentistry at the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, Baltimore, from which she graduated in 1915. Shortly after graduation, Lois married Frank Victor Taylor, M.D., a graduate of the Medical
College of Virginia. A joint practice was set up in Stanley, North Carolina. Dr. Taylor moved her office from Stanley to Charlotte, NC in 1927 and continued to practice there until she was 86 years of age. Dr. Taylor died August 14, 1983.

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident
  • Preference for female students who face hardships or obstacles during the course of their education

James Gurney and Ruth Williams Scholarship (3)
Dr. Lowell Williams, a Bynum, NC, native, established the James Gurney and Ruth Williams Scholarship in honor of his parents. He graduated from the Adams School of Dentistry in 1957 and practiced general dentistry in Pittsboro for 27 years. Dr. Williams has since retired from dentistry and works in real estate. He also helps Christian Ministries provide medical care in third world countries.

  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident

First- or Second-Year DDS Students Only

Claude A. Adams Jr. and Grace Phillips Adams Scholarship (4)

  • Financial need
  • North Carolina resident

Second-Year DDS Students Only

Harald and Karen Heymann Scholarship for Academic Excellence

  • Ranked first in class after first year
  • North Carolina resident for minimum of five years
  • Plan to practice in NC
  • Financial need

Second-, Third-, or Fourth-Year DDS Students Only

Kendrick, Kendrick and Petersen Scholarship
Mrs. Vaiden B. Kendrick created this scholarship in honor of her husband and his brother, the father of Anne Kendrick Hall.

  • Academic merit and financial need
  • North Carolina resident

Dr. James Baldwin Hancock Memorial Scholarship

  • Academic merit and financial need
  • Demonstrated excellence as a dental clinician
  • Strong commitment to continuing education

Bryant Wicker Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Financial need
  • Commitment to practicing in underserved area of North Carolina
  • From North Carolina

Third-Year DDS Students Only

Dental Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Academic merit and financial need
  • Interview with Dental Alumni Association selection committee

Third- or Fourth-Year DDS Students

University Dental Associates Scholarship
Student should display attributes of a professional capable of entering a dental group practice, specifically:

  • Teamwork
  • Clinical excellence
  • Leadership

Fourth-Year DDS Students Only

Asset Protection Group and Fortress Insurance Company Scholarship (2)

Dr. H.V. Murray, Jr. Scholarship

  • Financial need
  • Excellent clinical grades and excellent grades in fixed prosthodontics
  • Promise in pursuing specialty degree in fixed prosthodontics or a career in general dentistry with special interest in restorative dentistry
  • Strong work ethic
  • A desire to pursue excellence with a caring attitude for his or her patients