The ADA Foundation (ADAF) and Young Dental recently announced the winners of the 2014 ADA Foundation Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships. Dental hygiene students Jillian T. Lydon, a student attending Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, Pa, and Tiffany L. Streeter, a student attending Central Carolina Community College, Stanford, NC, are the winners of the 2014 ADA Foundation Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $2,500.

“The scholarship selection process was very difficult due to the high caliber of the many applications the ADA Foundation received for this year’s program,” said David Whiston, DDS, president, ADA Foundation. “The goal of the ADA Foundation’s Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships is to recognize dental hygiene students’ exceptional dedication to outreach activities, leadership, and volunteerism. Ms Lydon and Ms Streeter are outstanding dental hygiene students in these areas, and the ADA Foundation is proud to recognize them with scholarships funded by Young Dental.”

“Young Dental is honored to partner with the ADA Foundation in awarding scholarships to deserving dental hygiene students who are already making a difference in their communities,” said Megan Kelly, marketing manager for Young Dental. “Congratulations to the recipients – we wish you all the best as you continue working toward a rewarding career in dental hygiene.”

The new Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded to two outstanding applicants in conjunction with the ADAF’s Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program. In addition to those two $2,500 scholarships, the ADA Foundation annually awards 30 other scholarships valued at $1,000 each through this program as follows: 15 for dental hygiene students; 10 for dental assisting students; and five for dental laboratory technology students. The list of scholarship winners and their schools is available at

The ADAF Young Dental Hygiene Scholarship winners were selected from among the pool of dental hygiene applicants due to their exceptional outreach activities, volunteerism, and leadership qualities.

The goal of the ADA Foundation’s Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program is to facilitate the education of academically gifted allied dental students, which in turn helps to foster the public’s oral health. The scholarships help students defray a part of their professional educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses.

The ADA Foundation will begin accepting applications for its 2015 Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program in early January.