Dental Assisting Scholarships

Accessible education is the cornerstone of the Scott mission. A scholarship is more than financial aid - it may determine whether a student can attend college.

Some Scott scholarships are based on academic excellence. Most are based on factors such as financial need, community involvement, leadership, program or area of study, or other requirements.

Scholarships & Awards

Dr. L.J. Twyner Memorial

This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Dr. L.J. Twyner by his daughter, Dr. Kathleen Twyner-Coley and family. Dr. L.J. Twyner was a dentist in Davenport, Iowa for more than 40 years and an active member of his community. He was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, from which he received an award for outstanding community service in 1977. He was honored in 1989 by United Neighbors Inc. for his many years of service to the community as a member of the Davenport School Board. In November 1990, he received an award and special thanks from the Davenport Education Association for his commitment to Davenport public schools. He served on the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in the mid-1970s and also received honorary recognition from both the League of Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, and the Davenport Chamber of Commerce. The Dr. L.J. Twyner Memorial Scholarship will honor his life and seek to help support others who want to pursue a higher education career in dentistry.

Award: $500 Fall

Criteria for Awarding:

  • Must be enrolled full-time in the Dental Assisting Program, Pre-Dental Hygienist Program or must have declared a Pre-Dentistry major.
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA or higher; if an incoming student, a 2.75 high school GPA is required.
  • Must be active in the community through volunteer projects, athletics or academic clubs.
  • Must demonstrate unmet financial need.
  • Must indicate African-American origin on their Scott Community College admissions application.

Students should apply using the regular SCC scholarship application form and procedures. Scholarship applications may be acquired from Financial Aid, Foundation Office or on-line at foundation. Applications must be received by deadline dates listed on the application form. The college scholarship committee will review applications and notify the recipient by letter.

Proctor & Gamble Oral-B Dental Professional Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 per year

  • Must be enrolled in Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene or Dental Technology.
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.


Iowa Dental Association

  • Granting scholarships, to assist qualified persons to obtain instruction and training in dental studies and higher education.
  • Undertake studies related to the practice of dentistry.
  • Conduct programs and seminars.
  • Promote research and education in areas of interest to the practice of dentistry.


For more information, contact: Iowa Dental Foundation, PO Box 31088, Johnston, Iowa 50131-9428.

ADAA/Hu-Friedy Merit Scholar Award (053) 

ADAA is proud to partner with Hu-Friedy to honor those dental assisting students who exhibit proficiency in four-handed dentistry and exemplify the critical contribution an educated dental assistant makes to the success of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction and improved office efficiency.

ADAA Student Achievement Award

Presented to the ADAA Student member who has shown the most outstanding achievement as a dental assisting student.  The ADAA Student Achievement Award may be presented annually to one (1) student member at a dental assisting school.   In order to apply for this award, you must be a current student member of the American Dental Assistants Association and enrolled in a dental assisting program.

Juliette A. Southard Scholarship/Oral-B Program

Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Education Scholarship Program, named for the founder of the American Dental Assistants Association, is underwritten by Oral-B, ADAA and volunteer donations. Established in 1929, the program awards scholarships to dental assisting students and dental assistants interested in furthering their education in the field of dental assisting. Available to students who are enrolled in a dental assisting program or applicable courses aimed at furthering a career in dental assisting.  Applicant must be an ADAA member or ADAA student member.