William D. Covington, D.D.S., MAGD Endowed Scholarship
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Second-, third- or fourth-year dental student in good standing
Exceptional community service
Stated preference for entering the General Practice of Dentistry
Preference given to a Va. resident
Get to know our scholarship recipients
Click each name to find out what excites our students about becoming dental professionals.
Hometown: Stuart, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: University of Virginia–B.Sc. Biochemistry
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am recently engaged to my high school sweetheart, Andy. We love to be outside hiking, biking, camping, or snowboarding. We attempt to have action-packed weekends since we live apart during the week. I enjoy being a part of the Richmond community through school, yoga class, and running around town.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? I want to make the world a happier and healthier place and for everyone to understand the importance of and the overall benefit of having good dental health and hygiene. I love that I will always be connected to my community through dentistry and this profession provides such a unique way to serve.
Hometown: richmond, California
Undergraduate school/degree: University of California, Berkeley–Integrative Biology, BA
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Originally from Richmond, California, I moved across the country to Richmond, Virginia to pursue my dreams of becoming a dentist. My favorite things to do during my free time are hiking, cooking, and running along the James River. RVA has proven to be the perfect place to meet all my outdoor needs!
Why are you passionate about dentistry? Working as a dental assistant prior to dental school further solidified my passion for dentistry. Dentistry gives me the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives. I will provide the greatest standard of care to my patients.
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: University of Virginia–Biology
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I have always promoted maintaining a personal life in addition to striving for academic excellence. My long-term hobbies include reading and painting as well as swimming, and I have recently added running to the list. I especially enjoy spending time with family and friends to relax.
Why are you passionate about dentistry? Dentistry to me is more than a career: dentistry represents an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. From helping improve oral and overall health or treating the cause of dental symptoms, to giving someone back their smile; the smallest change can have a lasting impact.
Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Undergraduate school/degree: University of Virginia–B.A. Biology
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I love traveling. Whether it’s a longer vacation abroad or a mini weekend road trip, my favorite things to do are to try new places, activities, and restaurants with my friends and boyfriend. I’m also the eldest of four and I love hanging out with my younger siblings and seeing them grow up!
Why are you passionate about dentistry? From a technical aspect, I enjoy the precision involved in dentistry and the comprehensive treatment we can provide patients to restore their oral health. From a personal aspect, I enjoy the interaction with my patients and being able to help get them out of pain and feel better about their smiles.