Presented to a student who has demonstrated leadership ability through some activity related to dentistry through participation in class activities, student organization(s), and local/state dental assisting organization, where available.
a. Shall be a student member of the American Dental Assistants Association enrolled in a dental assisting program.
b. Shall be at least halfway through the educational program at the time of application.
c. Participation in class activities, student organization(s), and local/state dental assisting organizations, where available.
d. Shall have demonstrated leadership ability through some activity related to dentistry.
e. Shall not have been a previous recipient of this award.
a. Typed nomination form along with supporting typed documentation to be sent electronically via email using MS Word v. 98 or later at the email listed on the awards nomination form by 11:59 p.m. (CST) March 15. Self nominations are acceptable. It is the responsibility of the individual submitting the nomination to call central office if an email confirmation stating receipt of nomination materials is not received.
b. ADAA Awards Committee will select an award recipient based on student essay and letters of recommendation. Spelling, grammar and composition of essay will be taken into consideration.
c. Applicant shall submit an essay between 750-1000 words describing the activity completed and answering the following question: Upon graduation, how do you plan to impact the dental assisting profession within your state?
d. Application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a dental assisting faculty member and a dental professional. Recommendation letters cannot be from an immediate family member or nominee shall be disqualified. Recommendation letters should name specific qualities/characteristics that set the applicant apart from others with an example or two of how this candidate exhibited those traits; i.e. critical thinking, initiative, organizational skills, leadership, responsibility, integrity, etc. Letters must be submitted electronically and electronic signatures are accepted