Aspen Dental establishes scholarship for dental hygiene students

Aspen Dental Management Inc. is partnering with Pennsylvania College of Technology to establish a new scholarship that provides two $1,000 awards annually to students in the dental hygiene associate degree major.

The Aspen Dental Scholarship will provide one award each to a student in the first and second years of the program.

Preference will be given to students in the associate of applied science dental hygiene major who maintain a home residence in Pennsylvania, are enrolled full time, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate financial need and have exhibited outstanding personal and educational performance and leadership.

“Support is one of our most valuable benefits here at Aspen Dental,” said Holly Farbo, lead academic manager–hygiene for Aspen Dental. “I am honored to be able to extend that support to a dental hygiene student at Pennsylvania College of Technology by awarding this scholarship. Aspen Dental practices are the fastest-growing network of independently owned dental practices in the country. We’re changing how the industry does business, so patients get the care they deserve, and professionals get the career they want.”

“Penn College’s dental hygiene program has provided advanced, hands-on learning opportunities for more than 40 years,” said Chris S. Macdonald, assistant director of corporate relations. “The dental hygiene students benefit from our skilled faculty and modern clinical facilities.

“Now, Aspen Dental is offering them welcomed financial support through this generous scholarship. We greatly appreciate Aspen Dental’s desire to partner with the program and positively affect the paths of our students.”

The dental hygiene associate degree major at Penn College prepares students for employment in a variety of clinical settings including private dental practices, community clinics, hospitals, university dental clinics, prison facilities, nursing homes and schools. The program has a 96% graduate placement rate and offers a seamless path to attaining a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.


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