South Carolina Dental Care Foundation
The South Carolina Dental Care Foundation is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) affiliate of the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA). The purpose of the foundation is to advance and improve the dental health of the citizens of South Carolina. This purpose will be accomplished by the granting of scholarships to dental auxiliary students at nine state technical colleges and dental students at the Medical University of South Carolina, and through other means as determined by the Board of Directors.
- Scholarships are offered to dental assisting and dental hygiene students in technical colleges offering degrees and certifications in these programs. One or more scholarships are offered each year to a student or students at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
- The Mary Clary Award is given to the top dental assisting and hygiene student in the state. Each carries a monetary award and plaque for the dental student and his/her school.
- The SCDA Educational Foundation Awards are based on academic merit and financial need.