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DECA Dental Scholarship
Application status: Closed

DECA Dental Group has established a scholarship program to assist employees and children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the DECA Dental Scholarship must:

  • Be full-time DECA Dental Group employees who have a minimum of 6 months employment with the company as of the application deadline date
  • Be dependent* children, age 26 and under, of full-time DECA Dental Group employees who have a minimum of 6 months employment with the company as of the application deadline date
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates or graduate level students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, vocational-technical or graduate school for the entire upcoming academic year

Vice Presidents and their children, and Dentists, and their children are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 . Up to three (3) awards will be granted as follows:

  • $2,000 for two-year or vocational-technical studies
  • $3,000 for four-year studies
  • $4,000 for graduate studies

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. A recipient may receive a maximum of up to four total awards.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in Early July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of DECA Dental Group. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of DECA Dental Group play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 29, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

DECA Dental Group has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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