Dental & Hygiene Students


Learn how Colgate invests
in education

Colgate recognizes the efforts of students by granting
multiple scholarships and awards each year.


2014 Colgate Palmolive Clinical Dental Research Summer Internship Program - Piscataway, NJ
Colgate-Palmolive is a large, global consumer products company, focused on the core businesses of Oral Care, Personal Care, Household Care, and Pet Nutrition (Hill's). Our Summer Internship Program at the Global Technology Center in Piscataway, New Jersey offers you a valuable opportunity to work on projects in science of oral, personal, household and household cleaning/care products, with some of the best people and best equipment in a Fortune 100 Global Consumer Products Company.
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ADA Minority Scholarship Program
Designed for African-American, Hispanic and Native-American students, Colgate and the ADA have teamed up to provide grants of $2,000.
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American Academy of Women Dentists — Scholarship
Colgate funds a number of scholarships for female dental students.
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National Dental Association

National Dental Association Foundation/Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship
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The Ohio State University School of Dentistry
The Volpe Prize recognizes the best clinical research in periodontology by dentistry students in accredited dental schools or dental post-graduate programs in Canada, Mexico or the U.S. One abstract from each dental academic institution will be accepted for review. Twelve finalists will be selected to make oral presentations at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Each finalist will receive a $500 travel grant. The winner of the Volpe Prize will receive $3,500 and a certificate of recognition.
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Student Member Community Service Award
This award recognizes a student member chapter that has demonstrated outstanding community service activities.
Recipient will receive the following:
Engraved Award
Recognition in an ADHA publication
$3,000 Cash Award
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American Public Health Association
Anthony Westwater Jong Memorial Community Dental Public Health Award Pre-professional award: Recognizes an outstanding community-based research or service project of an oral health nature carried out by a pre-doctoral dental student, or a dental hygiene student, or a hygienist who has graduated from an accredited school of dental hygiene in the United States within the preceding 12 months. (Up to 2 awards each year) The award provides two recipients a $200.00 cash award, a copy of Jong's Community Dental Health, 5th Edition, one year membership in APHA Oral Health Section, and the registration fee to the APHA annual meeting.
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Colgate STAR Awards
The Colgate Oral Health Advisor STAR Award is offered to graduating dental hygiene students who show excellence and commitment to the hygiene profession by:
- Demonstrating true dedication to the profession
- Exhibiting extraordinary compassion in patient care
- Displaying enthusiasm and follow-through for community service
- Demonstrating outstanding patient education and motivation skills
The Student winner receives an engraved trophy, a recognition that will last a lifetime. The school receives a wall plaque with the awardee's name. The plaque is evergreen and new nameplate will be provided in succeeding years.
For more information please contact your Program Director.

Hispanic Dental Association
1. Colgate-Palmolive / Hispanic Dental Association Student Recognition Award
2. Colgate-Palmolive / Hispanic Dental Association Faculty Recognition Award
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IADR/Colgate Research in Prevention Travel Awards
Intended for younger researchers (under 35), these awards make travel to the annual meeting of the IADR/AADR possible. To learn more, go to the IADR website.
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