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: 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.