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College of Dentistry

Students enrolled at UK College of Dentistry face an intense curriculum and rigorous clinic schedule. However, one of their hardest challenges is dealing with the cost of dental school. Past graduates may remember the expense of their own education as manageable. Unfortunately, today’s students are facing higher tuition and other expenses, while having little time to also carry a part-time job. This financial burden not only prevents students from enrolling and remaining at UKCD, 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 UKCD fund being highlighted in One Day for UK is the College of Dentistry Scholarship. The College of Dentistry Scholarship makes sure that dental education is accessible to students who wish to be dentist. The scholarship goes to entering 1st year student dentists from an underrepresented population, based on academic potential as seen in his or her past academic performance. Basically, this scholarship is awarded to students who have been accepted into the DMD program and may need assistance to actually enter the program. Under-represented is not just minority. It can include other considerations that would enhance the field of dentistry.

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. For the 2021-2022 school year UKCD Scholarship funding was provided to 10 first-year students, with students receiving awards to assist with their education.

Please help encourage the next generation of dentists to join the oral health field by making a gift to support the College of Dentistry Scholarship Fund.

1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge.
Throwback Thursday
You know what day it is! Throw it back to when you were the cool kid on campus and use #OneDayforUK for a chance to win an additional $250 for your favorite college, program, or cause! Be sure to tag them in your post or mention them in the caption.
1st Gift of the Day
Chelsea Brislin and the Gaines Center for the Humanities win the 1st Gift of the Day award.
1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
Share Your UK Family Challenge
Does your family bleed blue? Post a photo of you, your family, your pets, or any member of your Big Blue family dressed up in UK gear. Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, include the hashtag #OneDayforUK, and tag your favorite UK college, program or cause. One lucky photo will win $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Small College and School Leaderboard
The small college or school who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Small College and School Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 College of Public Health 98
2 $500 Martin School 94
3 Lewis Honors College 57
4 College of Medicine 24
5 College of Dentistry 20
6 College of Design 18
7 Patterson School 6
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
College of Dentistry Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 10
2 NC 2
3 OH 1
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