Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship

Roseman Dental School

Temple University Dental School

University of Oklahoma Dental School

University of Nebraska Dental School

The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is proud to announce its third annual Dr. Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship competition for current dental students and residents to attend The Pankey Institute’s 2015 Annual Meeting.  Named for Dr. Donald C. “ Ozzie” Asbjornson’s honor, a giant in the Pankey Family, teacher, mentor, friend and beloved by all, it is truly fitting to have a student scholarship named after him as he was very influential in shaping so many young dentist’s minds. The purpose of this scholarship is to support the dentists of tomorrow and encourage a culture of lifelong learning.

10701961_10152407040996325_2675996641482406407_nScholarship recipients will receive complimentary registration to Pankey’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, September 17-19, 2015, as well as a stipend for travel. Recipients will also be paired with a mentor throughout the conference. The approximate value of the scholarship is $1,550.

Past winners include Jody Clements, Roseman Dental School; Chad B. Carter, University of Oklahoma Dental School; Maira Estrada, Temple University Dental School; Katie Asbjornson, University of Nebraska Dental School; Alex Sadak, Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine; and Alexander Brao, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.

Student applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited dental school and must be in academic good standing. Applicants must submit an application form along with a video detailing why they chose to pursue a career in dentistry and explaining their personal practice philosophy.

Scholarship Rules: 

  • The scholarship must be used in the same calendar year in which it is awarded. 
  • In the event the winner cannot attend the convention, the selection committee may award the scholarship to another applicant. 

Application Deadline: 

Applications are due June 1, 2015, and should be sent to Tracy Ellis at tellis@pankey.org via DropBox or YouSendIt. Click here to View/Print the Scholarship Application.