VCU Dental Scholars

VCU Dental Scholars

Program dates:

November 6 - April 9, 2018

Application available
August 7, 2017 - October 20, 2017

Download the VCU Dental Scholars flier.

Eligibility Requirements

The VCU Dental Scholars program is offered to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students from the Greater Richmond Area who are interested in exploring a career in dentistry. Students from outside 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 on Monday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Additional dates can be found on the 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.

2017-18 Workshops:

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

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 
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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