The Class of 1978 Challenges You!
The College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky attracts the brightest students applying to dental school. In 2018, nearly 2,000 applicants expressed interest in obtaining one of 65 available spots in our DMD program.
The biggest challenge for many student dentists, however, remains the expense of dental school. For the Class of 2018, DMD graduates had an average indebtedness of $243,223, when including undergraduate loans. Financial burden not only prevents students from enrolling at UKCD initially, but also limits their choices following dental school as they consider the additional costs of continuing their education to become a specialist or taking a loan to start a private oral health practice, especially in a rural area.
The College of Dentistry Scholarship provides a vehicle for alumni to join as one in encouraging students to consider the dental profession and pursue their dream. Last year, 68 alumni provided over $45,000 in UKCD Scholarships to 48 first-year students.
The Class of 1978 has made a commitment to provide $4,000 to support the College of Dentistry Scholarship. They challenge other UKCD DMD classes to match their generosity during this year’s 24-hour UK Giving Day.
Please help encourage the next generation of dentists join the oral health field by making a pledge to support the College of Dentistry Scholarship Fund.