Awards/Scholarships

The Awards and Scholarships Committee is accepting nominations for the Dental Hygienist of the Year and the Dental Hygiene Community Service Award nominations must be received by March 1, 2016. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

Dental Hygienist of the Year

    1. A voting member in good standing of DDHA/ADHA
    2. Five years of DDHA membership to include:
      1. Participation at the state level for 5 years
        1. Officer, or committee member for at least 3 of the 5 years
        2. Attendance at past DDHA Annual Session and/or Continuing Professional Education Programs
      2. Volunteer efforts for DDHA in any of the following ways:
        1. Special Committee work
        2. Planning special DDHA programs
        3. Community oriented efforts representing DDHA
        4. Public relations for DDHA
        5. Legislative activities
      3. Any other special assignments taken on y the member which has been sanctioned by DDHA which may not fit into any of the criteria listed above.
      4. A dental hygienist who has demonstrated an outstanding dedication to the profession.

Community Dental Hygiene Service award

      1. A voting member in good standing of DDHA/ADHA
      2. Volunteer efforts for DDHA in two or more of the following ways
        1. Special Committee work
        2. Planning special DDHA community programs
        3. Community oriented efforts representing DDHA 4. Public relations for DDHA
      3. A dental hygienist who has represented the profession in an outstanding community service contribution.

Nominations are open to anyone who meets the criteria of these awards and should be submitted to: Merith Taylor – meritht@comcast.net

Advanced Degree Scholarship Applicants

The Delaware Dental Hygienists’ Assoc. will be awarding two $400.00 scholarships to hygienists returning to school for advanced education. These scholarships will be awarded at the Spring Continuing Professional Education Program and will go towards recipients fall semester tuition. The following criteria must be met in order to apply:

      1. A voting member in good standing of DDHA/ADHA for three years
      2. Part-time educational status declared in a health-related field.
      3. An advocate promoting one of the six roles of dental hygiene: Administrator, Advocacy, Educator, Clinician,Research, Public Health
      4. Advanced Degree Scholarships will be awarded on an individual basis not to exceed $400 annually. Awardselection will be based on criteria fulfillment, scores of applications and the number of qualified applicants.

To request an application, contact MerithTaylor – meritht@comcast.net deadline: Mar. 1, 2016