Scholarship Recipients, 2015-2016

ADA Foundation Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship
Corey Romero, D2, is a recipient of the ADA Foundation Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship, in the amount of $2500.00. He is one of only 25 students in the U.S. to receive this award.

Baldridge Scholarship
The following students received the 2015 Baldridge Scholarship for their outstanding academic achievements in 2014-2015. Five scholarships in the amount of $500.00 are awarded in each class to the students with the highest overall GPA. The first-year dental students are selected on undergraduate GPA and performance on the DAT examination.

D1:  Lukas Gilevicious, Taylor Guillet, Ashley Habetz, Brooks Hummel, Jeffrey Toler
D2:  Hollis Clark, Jonathan Doucet, Mary Laborde, Ellyn Marks, Corey Romero
D3:  Kaitlyn Ducote, Leon Flettrich, Craig Murphy, Thuy Nguyen, Hailee Rask
D4:  Heather Badeaux, Diane Bozner, Vincent DiCarlo, Randy Roth, Zachary Scogin

Delta Dental of Arkansas Scholarship
Sarah Chilton, Brent Herring, Garrett Kever, and Caitlin Reid are the recipients of the Delta Dental of Arkansas Scholarship. This award, in the amount of $300.00, honors fourth-year dental students from Arkansas for high academic achievement.

Tracy Helm Scholarship
Senior dental hygiene student Robyn Lee received the 2016 Tracy Helm Scholarship in Dental Hygiene, in the amount of $1,500.00. The scholarships honors a senior dental hygiene student who is outgoing, kind, and considerate of her faculty, fellow students, and patients.

Hotel Dieu Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship in Dentistry
The 2015 recipient of the Hotel Dieu Medical and Dental Staff Scholarship in Dentistry is Lindsey Richard. The scholarship, in the amount of $500.00, honors a fourth-year dental student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, and professionalism for the first three years of dental school.

C. Edmund Kells Society Student Scholar Award
Selection of junior dental students is based on professional integrity, professional judgment, leadership skills, clinical skills, academic acumen, and participation in extracurricular activities. These two individuals are looked upon by their Kells Society classmates as exceptional student dentists and exceptional individuals. This year's student scholar recipients are Kathleen Adley and Caroline Sikes. Each award includes a check in the amount of $300.00.

John Lapeze Scholarship

Omicron Kappa Upsilon
Heather Badeaux is the recipient of the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence established by the OKU Supreme Chapter in 1986. The purpose of this award, in the amount of $400.00, is to recognize a rising junior dental student at each Component Chapter School who has demonstrated scholarship, character, and the potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity as shown by Dr. Kramer's dedication to his profession, his specialty, and the principles and ideals of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Each year Theta Kappa Chapter presents two scholarships for academic excellence to senior dental students. The scholarships are based on the students' academic excellence, leadership, professionalism, and service. The Randolph Malloy/OKU Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Malloy, a faculty member in oral surgery who lead the construction of the school in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina and coordinated the return back to New Orleans in 2007. The 2015 recipient is Sarah George. The Robert B. Brannon/OKU Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Brannon, a beloved professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The 2015 recipient is Sumei Sharma.

James L. Rodriguez Rodgers & Betty Rodgers Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance and encouragement to worthy dental students who have completed the LSUSD Summer Enrichment Program. The program encourages under-represented minority students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. James Rodgers is a 1976 LSUSD graduate. Students receive $200.00 for each of their four years of dental school.

D1:  Grace Bernhard, Trang Le, Kimberly Truong
D2:  Lauren Roberts
D3:  Ashlon Albert, Candice St. Etienne, Jessica Wilkins
D4:  Collin Miller, Anastatia Simien, Timothy Tate

William F. Toler Memorial Scholarship
Lindi Jackson, third-year dental student, is the recipient of the Toler Memorial Scholarship for 2015. This scholarship honors a third-year dental student who has shown outstanding academic ability throughout the first two years of school and has earned a high opinion within the dental school community for scholarship, leadership and citizenship, and professionalism.

Grace Voigt Scholarship
The Grace Voigt Scholarship honors second-, third-, and fourth-year dental students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, concern for fellow students and patients, high ethical standards, and dedication to the profession of dentistry. The 2015 recipients are Jonathan Doucet, D2; Martin Duplantier D3; and Amy Simoneaux Boudreaux, D4.


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