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If you are either a pre-dental student and you have been looking for a scholarship, then you know how hard it might be to find one. Perhaps, applying for a scholarship from the Navy, Army, or Airforce might be for you. These type of scholarships are a great way to reduce your debt while serving your country. Not interested in joining any of those services? Well, there are not too many more oportunities for scholarships aside from the academic scholarships that a small minority may be offered.
However, today you are in luck! Crack the DAT is offering a scholarship to pre-dental students seeking a career in dentistry. The first thing you might ask yourself is, what do I have to do to get this scholarship? The scholarship application is simple. You will need to write a 500-1000 word essay explaining why you think you deserve the Crack the DAT scholarship. This will probably take some creativity on your part because an answer like "because I want to be a dentist" is just not going to cut it. In addition, you will need to send in a resume/cv, a transcript, and a recent 2x2 photo of yourself. Remember the scholarship is based on scholar merit, service, and financial need.
Next, you might be wondering, how much is the scholarship? The grand prize scholarship is worth $1,000 while the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th prize scholarships are $600, $300, and $100 respectively. So, is it worth the effort? Absolutely, it definetily worth the effort! When you are in dental school and loan money is running out this extra $1,000 will be of great help. I know this because I am nearing the end of the semester and could use the extra money for a pair of dental loupes or a handful of other things.
So what I am getting at is, if you are a pre-dental student then apply for this scholarship and any others you can get your hands on. Every little bit helps. More details for the Crack the DAT scholarship can be located at http://www.crackdat.com/scholarship/. The deadline is September 1, 2011.
Check out my article "Scholarship Opportunities for Dental Students". This article contains information and links to government sponsored scholarships. The best time to look into these programs are before you are accepted to dental school.