CAPTION: Shown is dental hygiene student Jillian T. Lydon, a student attending Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA, one winner of the 2014 ADA Foundation Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships.

The ADA Foundation (ADAF) and Young Dental recently announced the winners of the 2014 ADA Foundation Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships.

Dental hygiene students Jillian T. Lydon, a student attending Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA; and Tiffany L. Streeter, a student attending Central Carolina Community College, Stanford, N.C.; are the winners of the 2014 ADA Foundation Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $2,500.

“The scholarship selection process was very difficult due to the high caliber of the many applications the ADA Foundation received for this year’s program,” said Dr. David Whiston, president, ADA Foundation. “The goal of the ADA Foundation’s Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships is to recognize dental hygiene students’ exceptional dedication to outreach activities, leadership, and volunteerism. Ms. Lydon and Ms. Streeter are outstanding dental hygiene students in these areas, and the ADA Foundation is proud to recognize them with scholarships funded by Young Dental.”

The new Young Dental Hygiene Scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded to two outstanding applicants in conjunction with the ADAF’s Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program.  In addition to those two $2,500 scholarships, the ADA Foundation annually awards 30 other scholarships valued at $1,000 each through this program as follows: 15 for dental hygiene students; 10 for dental assisting students, and five for dental laboratory technology students. The list of scholarship winners and their schools is available at www.adafoundation.org.

For more information about the ADA Foundation, visit www.adafoundation.org.