Colgate funds a number of scholarships for female dental students.
Designed for African-American, Hispanic and Native-American students, Colgate and the ADA have teamed up to provide grants of $2,000.
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.
National Dental Association Foundation/Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship
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.
Colgate is sponsoring a contest through the Hispanic Student Dental Association Chapters to address oral health care issues with Hispanic children under 6 years old, called Nuestros Niños. Students are invited to develop a creative program/tool/educational instrument based on Design Thinking methodology, that educates on the importance of dental care , good oral hygiene habits and dietary advice . Mothers of the children are to be involved in the testing and refinement of the program.
HSDA Chapter will submit their final ideas to Colgate by January 31, 2015 for consideration. The submission should include written report detailing, the idea and how is was developed, how the prototypes were tested, feedback on the initial prototypes and how the feedback was incorporated into the final idea, final idea and why this will address the challenge successfully and a video on the use of prototypes and testing.
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of HDA members and Colgate employees and be evaluated on the following criteria; 1 the idea successfully addresses the challenge of increasing the engagement of Hispanic mothers in the oral health of their children, 2) the idea is innovative, cost-effective with the ability to be implemented in Hispanic communities.
Winning Chapters will receive; 1st - $1,000 and a trip to the Colgate Technology Center (max 11), 2nd - $1,000, 3rd - $750.
RULES: Nuestros Niños Contest is open only to students at dental schools with Hispanic Student Dental Association chapters who are at least 18 years of age at the date of entry, as well as faculty mentor who will be considered the "Entrant." Contest starts on August 22, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. ET and ends on January 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For entry and Official Rules visit http://www.hdassoc.org/news-and-videos or click here. Total ARV of all prizes: $24,750. Odds of winning dependent on the number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Company, 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Student Member Community Service Award: This award recognizes a student member chapter that has demonstrated outstanding community service activities. Recipient will receive the following:
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.
The Colgate Oral Health Advisor STAR Award is offered to graduating dental hygiene students who show excellence and commitment to the hygiene profession by:
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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