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Membership Outreach Grant

It is important that chapters provide new members an introduction to ASDA and the benefits of membership. Orientation events can vary from a welcome breakfast to a lunch and learn presentation to an evening cookout, but all events should educate members on ASDA. Many chapters experience funding challenges due to strict vendor policies or administrative issues that prevent them from holding local events.

Purpose of the grant
This grant is intended to help struggling chapters fund local events that promote membership and involvement in ASDA. Up to five grants of a maximum of $500 each will be awarded to ASDA chapters based on the criteria in the application.

Application & Judging
Download the 2015 Membership Outreach Grant application.
Applications are due May 31, 2015. The Council on Membership will select recipients in June and the event must be held by Dec. 31, 2015. Submit your application to

Review the 2014 grant recipient reports to get new ideas for your chapter:


Chapter Website Grant

Many chapters face technical and/or financial barriers to creating a chapter website. Chapters that are limited by their resources may be unable to provide an online channel to communicate with members or to recruit non-members (including predentals). To help chapters communicate effectively with its members, ASDA introduced this chapter website grant.

Purpose of the Grant
This grant is intended to help chapters fund the creation or redesign of a chapter website. Up to three $600 grants will be awarded to ASDA chapters to create or upgrade a chapter website in 2015. Funds cannot be used to create district or special event websites. Applications for the 2016 grant will be available this fall.

 2015 Grant Recipients 

  • Illinois
  • New England
  • Washington

LGN Special Event Grant

Have an idea for an advocacy event at your chapter? The LGN Special Event Grant is available to help you plan the advocacy event that best suits the needs of your chapter. Whether you want to coordinate a state lobby day, implement an advocacy academy or create a new event, this grant is available to encourage any and all advocacy events at your chapter.

Purpose of the Grant
The purpose of this grant is to support advocacy efforts at the local level. Up to six $500 grants will be awarded to ASDA chapters to help supplement the cost of a local event promoting ASDA's local advocacy efforts. Applications for the 2016 grant will be available this fall.

2015 Grant Recipients 

  • Detroit Mercy
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Taking Oral Hygiene Awareness to Rural & Underserved America – Chapter Event Grant

Oral hygiene education and preventive dental care are effective and inexpensive ways to improve the quality of a patient’s life. Many children living in rural and underserved communities face difficulties accessing oral healthcare. There are often no dental schools within close proximity.

Purpose of the Grant
Up to five $500 grants will be awarded to ASDA chapters to help fund oral hygiene education initiatives implemented by predoctoral ASDA members with faculty supervision. This grant supports ASDA Current Statements of Position H-1: Student Involvement in Public Health in Dentistry and H-6: Student Outreach to Underserved Populations. Applications for the 2016 grant will be available this fall.

2015 Grant Recipients 

  • Arizona
  • Midwestern-Arizona
  • Ohio State
  • Virginia
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