The DALE Foundation Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship

The DALE Foundation, the official DANB affiliate, is proud to offer scholarships to help dental assistants and other dental professionals reach their career goals. The Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship is open to all dental assistants, DANB certificates and other oral healthcare professionals. The scholarship was established in memory of Liz Koch. The scholarship honors her dedication to encouraging and elevating dental assistants at all stages of their careers.

The DALE Foundation is a nonprofit organization and was founded by DANB in 2010. The DALE Foundation benefits the public by providing quality education and conducting sound research to promote oral health


To be considered for the Liz Koch Memorial Scholarship, applicants must be eligible in one of two categories:

1) Category 1: Category 1 is meant for those have been DANB certified for at least two years. To be eligible under category 1, applicants must:

  • Hold at least one current DANB certification at the time of application and receipt of award
  • Have been DANB certified for at least two years
  • Have an account with the DALE Foundation (create a free account at
  • Be at least 18 years old

2) Category 2: Category 2 is meant for those who are not DANB certified or for those who have been DANB certified for less than two years. To be eligible under category 2, applicants must:

  • Have an account with the DALE Foundation (create a free account at
  • Be at least 16 years old

How to Apply:

For applying the scholarship, the candidates must complete application form that can be downloaded through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

The application, letter of intent and letters of recommendation must be typed. Handwritten materials will not be accepted other than the signature if you are unable to sign electronically. Applicants in both categories must submit the following materials:

  • Letter of intent
  • Completed and signed application and scholarship agreement
  • Completed background information questions (category 2 only)
  • Documents supporting the professional development plan, if necessary (see “Use of Scholarship Funds” section on page 2 for details)
  • Two letters of recommendation from dental professionals (educator, employer, colleague, etc.)

Submitting Details:

All application materials must be submitted in one email (either as one PDF attachment or as multiple attachments to one email). All scholarship materials must be submitted to:

Award Amount:

There will be at least one winner per category. Each winner will receive between $250 and $1000, depending on the costs associated with the recipient’s plan for professional development and the funds available.

Application Deadline:

The completed application packet must be submitted on or before by May 20, 2016.

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