L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation Scholarships

Pankey Scholarships are merit-based scholarships selected primarily on the basis of leadership potential in the field of dentistry, commitment to lifelong learning, and active participation in community service.


Pankey annually awards the following scholarships:


Dr. Denny Byrne & Dr. Nancy Ward Scholarship, available to practicing dentists to attend The Pankey Institute’s Essentials curriculum. Students and alumni of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are encouraged to apply
Total awards: $1,000  Apply

The Mark and Denice Murphy Scholarship, is available to new participants for partial course tuition for The Pankey Institute’s Essentials One course. 
Total awards: $2,000  Apply

The Donald C. “Ozzie” Asbjornson Scholarship: awarded to emerging leaders, dental students or residents, to attend The Pankey Annual Meeting. The application opens April 1st and closes June 23.
Award Value: $1,900

Pankey University Scholarship: full tuition scholarship awarded to graduating dental student to enroll in Essentials One in the following calendar year. One (1) scholarship given each year to three (3) dental schools: Louisiana State University, University of Louisville and University of Florida. Contact your Dean for more information.
Award: $4,300

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Drs. Nancy Ward & Dale Sorenson

Dr. Steve Ikemiya & Ricki Braswell, President & CEO

Ricki Braswell, President & CEO (left) & Dr. Steve Ikemiya (right)


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Pankey Student/Resident Scholarship: awarded to full-time students, residents or pre-doctoral students for enrollment in Essentials One for only $2,400 that also includes lodging. Limited to two students/faculty per E1 course date. Contact: Ms. Alexandra Leitman, Participant Services Coordinator, aleitman@pankey.org.
Award: $3,000


Pankey Faculty Scholarship
: awarded to full-time university faculty to enroll in Essentials One for $2,000. Limited to  two  students/faculty per E1 course date. Contact: Ms. Alexandra Leitman at aleitman@pankey.org.
 Award: $3,000

 Pankey Military/Government Scholarship: awarded to active military, recent veteran or public health dentist to  enroll in the  course for any Essentials Course. Contact: Ms. Alexandra Leitman at aleitman@pankey.org.
 Award: $1,000

Please complete the application. For more information, contact Nelsia King, Alumni & Advancement Coordinator, NKing@pankey.org or give us a call 1.800.472.6539.

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