|Association honors dental students with scholarships
Out of several applicants from throughout the country, the American
Dental Association (ADA) picked two MUSC dental students for a $2,500
dollar scholarship for their grades and hard work. This is awarded to
25 sophomore dental students each year.
Dental students and
American Dental Association scholarship recipients
Travis Frawley, left, and Brandon Hagon, right, are congratulated by
College of Dental Medicine Dean Dr. John Sanders.
Travis Frawley and Brandon Hagon received the awards. The criteria for
applicants include maintaining a minimum grade-point average of 3.5/4.0
and being a second-year student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.
Tariq Javed, DMD, associate dean for academic and student affairs in
the College of Dental Medicine, said they are very proud of the
students for receiving this dental scholarship.
“They're both excellent, hard working and devoted students who are
valuable members of our dental student body and MUSC campus. It should
be noted that Travis and Brandon won these competitive dental
scholarships on a national level. Much congratulations to them both."
Frawley was selected as the American Dental Association Foundation
(ADAF) Dental Student Scholarship recipient. Originally from Lexington,
Frawley also received a 2010 College of Dental Medicine Annual Fund
Scholarships of $1,000 last May.
Frawley said it was an honor just to be selected to apply for the
scholarship. “Very few students even get this opportunity and being
recognized by the College of Dental Medicine here at MUSC was a great
feeling. Being awarded the ADAF Dental Student Scholarship is of great
value to me. I've always had a relatively reserved personality and
having my hard work speak for itself is what I strive for everyday. On
a lighter note, it made me feel much better about clearing my savings
account for the ring I bought my girlfriend over break.”
Hagon was presented with the ADA Underrepresented Minority Dental
Student Scholarship. Originally from Louisville, Ky., Hagon said he’s
grateful for the award. “I am glad that my hard work and determination
paid off and hopefully inspired other underrepresented dental students
to do their best."
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