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SPDL - How to Apply

How to apply for the Scholars Program in Dental Leadership Program:

For 2012 New Round Applicants, applications for the SPDL program will be accepted from current UM-DDS students in the classes of  2014, 2015 and 2016, and Dental Hygiene class of 2014 and 2015.  Participant selection will be based upon the demonstrated capacity to become vital leaders in dentistry. 
2.   Written Essay
  • All student applicants to the program are required to provide a written essay (no more than 5 pages) that addresses the following selection criteria and a vision of an individual leadership project (Capstone Project) the student would like to work on while in the program.
 3.   Nomination Letter
  • For current dental and dental hygiene students, a nomination to the program will be required from a faculty mentor willing to participate in the program. Faculty nominations should address the selection criteria.

 4.   A curriculum vitae is required of all applicants

  • Factors considered include commitment to requirements; experience and career aspirations; adaptability to change; receptivity to learning; ability and willingness to apply lessons learned; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
Diversity in gender, age and ethnicity is desired.
NEW Applications are due by May 31st, 2012 and should be sent via e-mail at or hard copy to:
1011 N. University, Room B309
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078