Strong consideration given to a dental student who meets the following criteria:
a) A student with Chinese American background
b) A student in the second, third or fourth year of the dental program
c) A student who is in good academic standing
d) A student who demonstrates financial need
Get to know our scholarship recipients
Click each name to find out what excites our students about becoming dental professionals.
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: Virginia Commonwealth University–Chemistry
Tell us a little bit about yourself: My husband & I have a precious 3 yr old daughter, Sophie. We had a Bichon dog but gave her away due to her ezcema. As a wife, mom, & dental student, I try my best to balance each role in my life. I find joy in spending time with family; recently enjoyed our 10 yr wedding anniversary in Grand Canyon!
Why are you passionate about dentistry? My professional calling is to serve people through genuine trust & care by promoting health & wellness in dental care. Yet I realized what fuels and energizes this passion in dentistry is evidenced by knowing how it wakes me up with excitement each day, yet puts me to sleep with good exhaustion!
Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: Old Dominion University–Bachelor
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am a Chinese and immigrated to the US in 1997. I am married to a wonderful husband. We have a seven years old boy. He's a first grader. We also have a big white dog whose name is Nini. I like sewing and reading at home. I also enjoy planting vegetables in my garden.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? I have been working in dentistry for a long time. I am always happy to help patients in the clinic. I like to help them to get their smiles back and solve their dental problems. I am so proud to work as a dental professional, I love dentistry.
Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: Virginia Commonwealth University–Biomedical Engineering
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am culturally diverse. I am an American born Chinese who grew up in my family owned Thai restaurant. I was president of the Vietnamese Student Association at VCU. My first trip alone was to visit, Vitoria and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Knowledge, art, and service are the pillars of my character.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? Dentistry to me, is the ideal union between art, science, and business. The gratification of directly working with the patient and knowing that I have positively improved someone's health is highly rewarding to me. Dentistry provides me the opportunity to use my abilities to help those in need.
University of Virginia, BA Chemistry
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I have a 2 year old dog names Machiavelli. He is a yorkie-poodle mix. I love to go on walks with him. My other hobbies include reading, hiking, and playing piano.
Why are you passionate about dentistry?
I love dentistry because it constantly pushes me to become a better person, whether it is through my interactions with patients, the detailed work that I strive to accomplish, or the community service rotations that we go on. I don't think I could have been any luckier at choosing a vocation that I can enjoy for the rest of my life.