Delta Dental of Oklahoma Establishes Pre-Dentistry Scholarship Endowment at RSU

delta dental logoRogers State University and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation have announced the establishment of the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Pre-Dentistry Endowed Scholarship Fund with the RSU Foundation. The scholarship will be available to award beginning with the fall semester of 2024.

The fund will provide ongoing support to RSU students with demonstrated financial need who are preparing for careers in dentistry.

“One of the many ways Delta Dental of Oklahoma fulfills its mission to advance the oral wellness of all Oklahomans is supporting the education of future dental professionals,” says Terrisa Singleton, Director of the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation. “Oklahoma needs dentists and dental hygienists practicing in our state in order for patients to access necessary dental care and services. We are excited to partner with Rogers State to establish another Delta Dental of Oklahoma Pre-Dentistry Scholarship to encourage careers in dentistry.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be classified as a sophomore or junior and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Priority consideration will be given to students who engage in shadowing a dental professional, community service, pre-dentistry, or science organizations, and those who qualify for in-state tuition. Interested students should inquire through the RSU Foundation.

“We are grateful for the generosity shown by Delta Dental and their commitment to support RSU students who seek a career in dentistry,” said Steve Valencia, vice president for development at RSU. “Establishing scholarships is a great way for an industry to invest in its future workforce.”

Delta Dental of Oklahoma is the leading provider of dental benefits in the state. Delta Dental of Oklahoma (DDOK) serves more than one million eligible members and nearly 9,500 Oklahoma-headquartered companies. DDOK established its Foundation in 1998 to advance the company’s not-for-profit mission to improve the oral health of all Oklahomans.

The RSU Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting the educational mission of the university through private gifts. The foundation was established in 1973. The Foundation and Office of Development work closely together with the common goal of maximizing the support of higher education.

For more information about the Office of Development and RSU Foundation, call 918-343-8357.