School of Dentistry awarded $2.4 million for scholarships

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Dentistry has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will provide $600,000 annually for four years for the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The School of Dentistry’s Hispanic Center of Excellence has had successful outreach and retention programs that have greatly increased the enrollment of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities.

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program aims to increase the number of graduates practicing in primary care, enrollment and retention of full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the number of graduates working in medically underserved communities.

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