Scholarships Awarded to OUCOD Students

Delta Dental of Oklahoma and the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation announced the 2023-2024 University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry scholarship recipients.

DDOK and our DDOK Foundation recently awarded $10,000 scholarships to 10 dental students and $2,000 scholarships to four (4) dental hygiene students at the OU College of Dentistry (OUCOD).

Scholarships are awarded to OUCOD students who demonstrate academic excellence, show commitment to the community and plan to practice in Oklahoma after graduation.

“Providing scholarships to deserving students is one of the ways our organization helps ensure Oklahomans will have access to quality dental care in the future,” said John Gladden, DDOK chairman, president and CEO.

OUCOD Scholarship Recipients

OUCOD students receiving a scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year are:

Dental Scholarship Recipients

  • Joshua Breece, DS4 (Edmond, OK)
  • Peyton Earle, DS2 (Tulsa, OK)
  • Trenton McAreavey, DS2 (Tonkawa, OK)
  • Sarah McPhail, DS3 (Edmond, OK)
  • Aivi Nguyen, DS2 (Mustang, OK)
  • Tommy Nguyen, DS2 (Yukon, OK)
  • Sophia Parker, DS3 (Bixby, OK)
  • Abigail Splers, DS2 (Ponca City, OK)
  • Ranim Shawareb, DS4 (Tulsa, OK)
  • Mallory Shoemake, DS4 (Paris, TX)

Dental Hygiene Scholarship Recipients

  • Blakelyn Daniel, DH2 (Atoka, OK)
  • Kaitlyn Gillispie, DH2 (Shattuck, OK)
  • Rosa Hill Deere, DH2 (Tulsa, OK)
  • Sarah Sullivan, DH2 (Oklahoma City)

Including this year’s recipients, more than $1.2 million in scholarships have been awarded to OUCOD students since 2001.

“The decades-long partnership with Delta Dental of Oklahoma, its Foundation and the OU College of Dentistry is impactful and irreplaceable,” said Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the OU College of Dentistry. “We are grateful to have a partner like Delta Dental who continuously invests in the education of future dental professionals and is truly dedicated to advancing the oral health of all Oklahomans.”

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