SAID Students 

Scholarships and Awards

SAID offers several scholarships and awards to current SAID student members who meet eligibility requirements. Click on the links below to learn about these opportunities.

For Pre-Dental Students

Application window is Now Open.  Please note new criteria fore the DAT Prep Program.  We have take student suggestions and applied them to the program.  

DentaQuest is partnering with SAID to support a DAT prep program for the purpose of preparing our member students with a desire to enter the practice of dentistry with academic coaching, admission test preparation and mentoring. Our goal is to enable SAID Pre-Dental Students to successfully gain admission to a U.S. dental college and see success in their first year of academics.

Sponsored by DentaQuest, this scholarship is available to AI/AN undergraduate students who have not previously participated in this DAT Prep Program.  Scholarship applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  It is recommended that the student complete the prerequisite courses (biology, chemistry, organic chemistry) prior to taking the exam and are considering submitting an application at least one year before entering dental school.  To be considered for this scholarship please complete the following:
--The form below, including the essay section (500+ words) and preferred study course. 
--Upload your Proof of school enrollment, Your most current transcripts; and your volunteer and shadowing experience. 
--Student membership for the current year (and subsequent years as pre-dental and dental student).

--New this year, applicants have the opportunity to select a prep program that they feel will help them in studying for the DAT.  Provide a justification for selecting the particular program (150-250 words)
--100% participation in the course and show significant participation in the online study program (minimum 200 hours of study is recommended)
--Organize with SAID to pay for your testing
--Select a location and date for DAT (in home locale if available or closest testing location)
--Take the DAT within 6 months of beginning your study prep
--Apply to at least three (3) dental schools of student’s choosing
--Attendance to:
                --At least two (2) professional 1-on-1 mentoring sessions (Recommended sessions – one   
                   focused on interviews, one focused on school options)
                --All mentorship webinars hosted by SAID
                --At least two (2) Peer-to-Peer session 
                --The 2024 or 2025  SAID conference 
                --One (1) pre-dental workshop approved by SAID 

--DAT prep course as agreed upon by student and SAID*
--Travel and hotel to DAT testing location if it is outside the student’s locale
--Testing fee
--Travel to and participation in approved workshop for pre-dental students, if not covered by the workshop     host
--Coaching and mentorship opportunities such as practicing with SAID members and students for             
   admissions interview and support for the transition to dental school
--Peer-to-Peer mentorship opportunities (including Zoom meeting for students to connect)
--Travel, room (double-occupancy with another SAID student), conference meals, and registration at the 
   SAID conference.

*SAID does not endorse any particular DAT prep course.  The following is a list of courses that can be found by searching the internet:
--Kaplan DAT LIMITLESS 12-month prep course with 3 hours added tutoring
--DAT Bootcamp

 Questions?  Contact Dr. Frances Kim, [email protected].  

 2024 SAID Conference Travel Stipend

SAID students are invited to apply for travel to the 2024 SAID Conference. Application window is November 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. To be awarded in March 2024. All current SAID member students meeting tribal enrollment status and eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply for this stipend. Please read all details and requirements for this award.

Apply Now for a 2024 SAID Conference Stipend

 2024 Students Awards 

Application Window is November 1-December 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. To be awarded at the 2024 Conference in Buffalo, NY, June 26-29, 2024.

Crest OralB Dental Student Award

Colgate Resident, Masters, Post-Bacc or PhD Award
George Blue Spruce Award for Student Excellence (for students entering their final year of dental school in 2024)