VCU Dental Scholars

VCU Dental Scholars

Program dates:
November 1 - April 4, 2017

Application available
August 7, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Download the program flier.

Eligibility Requirements

The VCU Dental Scholars program is offered to high school students from the city of Richmond and Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties who are interested in exploring a career in dentistry. Students from outside of these areas may apply to participate as long as they have reliable transportation.

Program Description

Scholars will meet twice a month for 90-minute workshops beginning in November and ending in April at the VCU School of Dentistry. All sessions meet Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Additional dates can be found on flier. An emphasis is placed on hands-on activities. The first half of the workshop is composed of a lecture by a VCU dental student or faculty member, while the second half is a laboratory experience. Students will get the opportunity to visit the Dent-Sim lab, create impressions, carve a wax tooth, and more.

There is no cost for the program and all participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and parking. Participants are expected to be in attendance for the full duration of the program.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit an online application and one letter of recommendation. The letter can be emailed to or mailed to:

VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity
1000 East Marshall Street, Suite 209 
P.O. Box 980006
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0006

Program Contact Information

Lindsay Smith at (804) 628–2283 or

Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences
Division for Health Sciences Diversity
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