AAP Educator Scholarships were created to stimulate the development of periodontal educators by providing financial relief to students intending to pursue a career as full-time teachers at U.S. periodontal programs upon graduation from U.S. periodontal postdoctoral training programs. The $25,000 Educator Scholarship is intended to provide help with tuition and living expenses during the training period and may also be used for debt reduction. The number of Scholarships awarded each year will depend upon the applicant pool.
The Educator Scholar must commit to spending one year as a full-time periodontal educator at a U.S. program for each year he/she receives the award. If the recipient fails to meet the teaching requirement, the award is considered a loan and must be repaid.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applicants for the Educator Scholarships must have been accepted into, or must be current students in, a periodontal postdoctoral training program in the United States. Applicants are welcome to apply in any year of their periodontal programs. Recipients must intend to teach full-time in a U.S. periodontal program upon graduation. Previous recipients of the AAP Educator Scholarship may not re-apply.
HOW DO CANDIDATES APPLY?
Completed applications are due by June 1.
HOW ARE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED?
The applications will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the AAP Foundation President. Finalists for the scholarship will be asked to attend a mandatory personal interview with the selection committee during the AAP Annual Meeting.