MDHA Advanced Studies Award

The award consists of:

  1. A $500 honorarium provided by the MDHA.
  2. An award presentation at the MDHA Annual General Meeting.
  3. The award winner will be published in the MDHA Montage and announced on the MDHA website.


  1. Applicant is a current member of the MDHA.
  2. Applicant has been accepted to or is enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate program at an accredited institution in a degree program advancing oral health.
  3. Applicant is in good academic standing in their program of study (most recent transcript or letter of acceptance).
  4. Applicant submits the required documentation to support their application.
  5. Applicants can apply every year of their program enrollment but are only eligible to receive the award once.


  1. Applications will be accepted from MDHA members only.
  2. Application period will open April 1st of each calendar year and close May 31st.
  3. The following items must be submitted with each application:
    1. Current CV
    1. Essay (500 words maximum): the essay should outline the details surrounding your extended studies, your commitment to lifelong learning and your proposed contribution to the dental hygiene profession.
    1. Two letters of recommendation from current MDHA or CDHA members.
    1. Proof of acceptance and/or good academic standing in program (copy of letter of acceptance or copy of most recent transcript).
  4. The recipient will be chosen by an ad hoc committee; may consist of members of the MDHA Board of Directors as well members of the general MDHA membership.
  5. The award will be presented to the recipient at the Annual General Meeting by the President of the MDHA. 
  6. Email in complete application by deadline to
  7. All submissions will receive notification of the outcome of the award.