Doctor of Dental Surgery
DELTA DENTAL FOUNDATION DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP – DDS
This scholarship is presented to one dental student from each class who demonstrates excellent academic achievement and leadership skills.
Recipient: Rachel Boler
ROBERT J. ALBER SCHOLARSHIP
The Alber Scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. Robert Alber (DDS’47) to students who reside or have resided in Noble, Elkhart, LaGrange, or Kosciusko counties.
Recipients: Scott Linton, Taylor Hatfield
BOONE FAMILY DDS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to third or fourth-year dental students who have improved their grade point average following their first year and have continued to show improved scholastic performance with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students who are Indiana residents, in the middle 50th percentile of their class, and express and interest in Prosthodontics.
Recipient: Alyssa Zhao
STEVEN L. BRICKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Faculty, students, and friends of Dr. Steven L. Bricker (DDS’74, Oral Diagnosis/Oral Medicine’76) established this scholarship for a student who demonstrates excellence in oral diagnosis. Dr. Bricker served as chair of the Department of Dental Diagnostic Sciences.
Recipient: Mikki Jaramillo
CHARLES BYER AND MS. MARGARET BENNETT SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is presented to a second, third, or fourth-year dental student who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to those students from the following Indiana counties: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, or Newton.
Recipient: Julia Gruver
GUTHRIE PULLMAN CARR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award honors the memory of Dr. Guthrie Carr, a 1915 graduate of the Indiana Dental College who practiced in Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Carr, who died in 1960, was the father of Dr. W. Kelley Carr (DDS’55, MSD’61) and Guthrie E. Carr (DDS’54), and the grandfather of Guthrie P. Carr (DDS’87). This scholarship is presented to a second-year student who has shown the greatest improvement in his/her GPA during the first year of dental school and to a third-year student who has shown the greatest improvement in his/her GPA during the second year of dental school.
Recipients: Avery Lane, Cameron Rigley
WALTER CHING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Family and friends of Walter Ching (DDS’63) established this award. Dr. Ching was a pediatric dentist who practiced in Honolulu, Hawaii. He died in 1996. This award is presented to a third-year student who exhibits excellent leadership skills.
Recipient: Rylie Lodin
CITIZENS ENERGY GROUP/DR. LEHMAN D. ADAMS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP
Citizens Energy Group established this award in 2002 in honor of the late Dr. Lehman Adams, who served on the company’s board of directors. Dr. Adams was a dentist, civil rights activist, and active community volunteer for many causes, especially children’s health. A 1949 IUSD graduate, he was the first African American appointed to the dental school faculty and was instrumental in recruiting and retaining minority dental students. IU awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree and the governor of Indiana awarded him the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash distinction. This scholarship in his honor recognizes the academic achievement of a Marion County underrepresented minority student.
Recipient: Armelle Metangmo
CLASS OF 1980 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The DDS class of 1980 established this scholarship to support a third-year or fourth-year dental student whom IUSD faculty identified as a top clinical student.
Recipient: Tonya Elkatib
STEVEN L. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP
Members of the Piedmont Dental Study Club, DDS Class of 1971, established this scholarship to help support a dental student with his or her dental education.
Recipient: Joe Fluegemann
CLASS OF 1984 SCHOLARSHIP
Recipient: Holly Granfield
THE PIERRE FAUCHARD/RAY MADDOX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Ray Maddox, (DDS ’75), a respected general practitioner who maintained dental practices in Rushville and Hartford City, Indiana. Dr. Maddox passed away in 2015. He was best known for his network of dental friends around the country and his longtime involvement in state and national politics. He was considered an institution on the local, state, and national level. The scholarship is awarded to a fourth-year dental student who displays the following characteristics: high academic standing, quality leadership, clinical and personal skills, and high moral and ethical standards, with an interest in educational pursuits and a willingness to serve others.
Recipient: Daniel Azar
JAMES J. FRITTS PRE-DOCTORAL DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. James and Lana Fritts established this scholarship to assist pre-doctoral students. Dr. Fritts, a 1965 graduate of IUSD, practices in Rochester, Indiana, and was the benefactor of the James J. Fritts, DDS Clinical Care Center. The recipients of this scholarship must be in good academic standing and be from one of these north central Indiana counties: Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, Pulaski, Marshall, Miami, Stark or Wabash.
Recipients: Brittany Gehlhausen, Heather Swinson, Mary Elmasry, Holly Granfield, Jessica Monnot, Jonny Hollar
GARNER MINORITY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. LaForrest “Woody” (DDS’57, Peds’59, Ortho’61) and Mrs. Alfreida Garner established this scholarship for students who have a record of academic excellence, with preference given to a minority student. Dr. Garner was a longstanding IUSD faculty member and served as chair of the Department of Orthodontics and in several senior administrator positions on the IUPUI campus.
Recipient: Jenelle Munoz
ANGELA HAZLEWOOD MURAT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Family and friends established this scholarship to honor the memory of Dr. Angela Hazlewood Murat (DDS’04). Dr. Murat was president of the Class of 2004. She died in October 2011 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Dr. Angela Hazlewood Murat Memorial Scholarship is presented to a third-year dental student who exemplifies leadership and volunteerism, characteristics in which Angie excelled. The recipient must be from Elkhart, St. Joseph, Kosciusko, or Marshall counties.
Recipient: Scott Linton
JAMES W. HUCKELBERRY SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Ama Huckelberry established this scholarship to honor her husband, Dr. James W. Huckelberry (DDS ’42), who died in 1991. Mrs. Huckelberry died in 2000. Dr. Huckelberry was a pioneer and active leader in the IU School of Dentistry Alumni Association, which he co-founded. This award is presented to dental students to help support their dental education.
Recipients: Alex Todd, Aparna Chintapalli, Emili Dobronics, Jeannette Nguyen, Jenna Cote, Malak Hachem, Sajjad Shahmoradi, Victoria Woolsey
IUSD CLASS OF 2012 SARBINOFF MEMORIAL AWARD
This scholarship honors the late Dr. James Sarbinoff, distinguished IUSD professor in periodontology. The DDS Class of 2012 established this scholarship to honor Dr. Sarbinoff for his commitment to their class. This scholarship is awarded to a DDS student in the second, third, or fourth year.
Recipient: Hershan Octain
IUSD DIVERSITY DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP – DDS
Dr. Michael Bennett (DDS’79, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery’82), Dr. Robert Stokes (DDS’72), Assistant Professor Dr. LaQuia Vinson, and the late businessman William Mays established this scholarship to help support underrepresented minority students. The scholarship is awarded to one second-year or third-year DDS student and one second-year Dental Hygiene student.
Recipient: Justina Anigbo
THE INDIANAPOLIS DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Indianapolis District Dental Society Foundation established this scholarship for third-year or fourth-year dental students to recognize their leadership and academic performance, as well as their involvement with organized dentistry through the Indianapolis District Dental Society.
Recipient: Joseph Wells
ISAAC KNAPP DENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
This award has been granted since 1991 to one third-year and one fourth-year DDS student who is affiliated with one of the 10 counties within the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley. Students are also recognized at the society’s annual meeting.
Recipient: Courtney McGrew
FRANK A KYLE JR AND LYNN CHERYL KYLE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to support DDS students who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and have a background in the armed forces, such as those currently serving, honorably discharged veterans, or members of the National Guard or Reserves.
Recipient: Tyler Whitfield
LAWRENCE A. LANG, DDS, IUSD CLASS OF 1947 SCHOLARSHIP
Mrs. Jean Lang, her son James Lang, and her daughter Debra Lang Stein established this scholarship in memory of her husband and their father, Dr. Lawrence A. Lang (DDS’47). The scholarship is awarded to dental students who graduated from a rural Indiana high school.
Recipients: Yacoub Aljobeh, Cameron Rigley, Chase Perkins, Cody Grzybowski, Cordin Mirise
HENRY LANCASTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Friends as well as IUSD faculty, students, and staff established this scholarship in memory of Dr. Henry Lancaster, a beloved member of the faculty from 1998 to 2010. Dr. Lancaster had many roles at IUSD, including assistant professor of Oral Medicine, director of a Comprehensive Care Clinic, and the leader of IUSD’s chapter of the Christian Dental Association. He was a role model and inspiration to all with whom he interacted. The Dr. Henry Lancaster Scholarship is awarded to a DDS student who has shown interest in Oral Medicine or Oral Diagnosis.
Recipient: Mikki Jaramillo
HARVEY G. LEVINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Steven N. Levinson and Dr. Irving S. Newmark (DDS’45) established this award in memory of Steven’s brother, Dr. Harvey G. Levinson, a 1960 DDS graduate. Dr. Levinson was an exceptional dentist and a compassionate human being. The Harvey G. Levinson Scholarship is awarded to a third-year DDS student.
Recipient: Brandon Thaler
SYLVIA LEVINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Steven N. Levinson also established this scholarship to honor the memory of his mother, Sylvia Levinson. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize the need to assist underrepresented minority students, to encourage them to become role models, and to assist deserving students who otherwise might not be able to attend IUSD. The Sylvia Levinson Scholarship is awarded to an underrepresented minority student who matriculated through the Indianapolis Public Schools system.
Recipient: Mosunmoluwa Egunyomi
VANCE LOPP PRE-DOCTORAL DDS SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Vance F. Lopp, a 1965 DDS graduate, established this scholarship to help support pre-doctoral dental students in good academic standing who are from or wish to practice in Indiana’s smaller communities.
Recipient: Courtney McGrew, Marly Rizkalla, Nicole Quint
HOWARD AND SHIZUKO MAESAKA AWARD
Dr. and Mrs. John K. Maesaka, Dr. and Mrs. Ray K. Maesaka (DDS ’60), Dr. and Mrs. Clifford T. Maesaka (DDS ’61), and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Winsor, established this award in honor of their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Maesaka. The Maesaka Award is granted to a student who demonstrates excellent professionalism and decorum. The student must have outstanding technical proficiency and be in top 20th percentile of his/her class.
Recipients: Jessica Monnot, Joseph Wells
OMICRON KAPPA UPSILON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) is the national dental honor society established to promote and recognize scholarship and character among dental students. IUSD founded the Theta Theta chapter of OKU in 1935. IU’s Theta Theta grants an annual scholarship to second-year and fourth-year students with strong academic performance.
Recipients: Emma Anderson, Emily Hasik, Ashley Kellicut, Alyssa Whalen
PLATT RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
The families of IUSD graduates Drs.James R. Platt (DDS‘61), Jeffrey A. Platt (DDS‘84, Dental Materials‘96), Jay C. Platt (DDS‘86, Oral Surgery‘90), and Joseph R. Platt (DDS‘09) created this scholarship to encourage student research and scholarship. They hold the belief that ongoing exploration for greater understanding will continue to enhance patient care.
Recipient: Parham Karimi
Dr. James Pride and Mr. Brian Hufford established this scholarship in 2002. Dr. Pride was a successful dentist who practiced in California and founded the Pride Institute, a practice management consulting firm. Brian Hufford is a financial advisor. The scholarship is awarded to fourth-year DDS students who demonstrate academic excellence through clinical activity and skillful management of patient care.
Recipients: Niki Gheibi Dehnashi, Priya Shah
CLASS OF 1979 SCHOLARSHIP
The IU School of Dentistry Class of 1979 established this scholarship to benefit second, third, and fourth-year students pursuing a doctor of dental surgery degree from IUSD who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated financial need.
Recipient: Hien Phan
MILO V. SMITH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Milo V. Smith, a Winchester, Indiana, dentist who graduated from the Indiana Dental College in 1896. He was vested in assisting young people achieve the necessary training for the dental profession. This scholarship is presented to a Randolph or surrounding county resident.
Recipient: Kendra Holliger
ROBERT WALDEN DDS SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Robert (DDS‘59) and Jacqueline Walden established this scholarship to assist pre-doctoral students. After two years of service in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Walden returned to Indianapolis and opened a general dental practice. The Waldens established the scholarship in order to “give back” and show appreciation for the education Dr. Walden received at IUSD.
Recipient: Lance Noerenberg
GEORGE A. WELCH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of George A. Welch (DDS’51). It is awarded to a fourth-year DDS student from Vigo, Vermillion, Putnam, Clay, Sullivan, or Parke counties who demonstrates outstanding rapport with patients, classmates, and coworkers.
Recipient: Meera Patel
DR. JOHN N AND LUCY S WILLIAMS ACADEMIC DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. John and Lucy Williams established this scholarship to benefit a third-year or fourth-year DDS student. Dr. and Mrs. Williams are committed to developing the next generation of academic and policy professionals for the future of the dental profession. The scholarship recipients must demonstrate an interest in a career focused on the academic, public health, or public policy areas of dentistry.
Recipient: Blessing I-Salami
MICHAEL T. WILSON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was named in memory of Michael T. Wilson, a third-year dental student from Columbia City, Indiana, who died in 1983. His family and friends, including his parents Dr. John S. and Mrs. Carolyn Wilson and his sisters Cathy Hunter and Kimberly Egolf, established this scholarship in his memory.
Recipient: David Vo
DR. TED ZAHARAKO DDS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is presented to a fourth-year dental student who demonstrates excellent patient care skills, including listening to and showing compassion for the patients they serve during their clinical education, as determined by the School's clinical directors.
Recipient: Arpeet Patel