Learner Stories

Dental therapy students in class

Your support helps prepare students to make a difference in our communities, and around the world and makes dreams come true.  When you give, you support extraordinary education, outstanding mentorship opportunities, and a collaborative learning environment.

Scholarships by the numbers for 2021-22

Students who received scholarships
Amount given away in scholarships
Scholarships awarded

Learn what scholarships mean to our learners

Expand all

Annika Johnson, D3 - Support that propelled a career

Annika Johnson
Annika Johnson

Annika Johnson, DDS ’22, got an early start on her dental education thanks to a special mentor. Her mom, Becky Johnson, graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1992. But part of what has made school possible for Johnson is the financial aid she has received from the School of Dentistry. Read more.

Peter Wilkinson, D3 - Serving others leads to fulfilling career change

Peter Wilkinson
Peter Wilkinson

For Peter Wilkinson, his desire to serve and help lead him to the School of Dentistry. Scholarships helped make his ambitions a reality. Read more.

Jose Gigato Gonzales, D4 - Bringing joy to classmates and patients

Jose Gigato Gonzales DDS '22
Jose Gigato Gonzales

Jose Gigato Gonzalez wanted a profession that combined his love of art and science. He found his calling at the School of Dentistry. Read more.

Amy Full, DDS Class of 2019 - From the cornfields to the dentist's chair

Amy Full
Amy Full

Amy Full, DDS ’19, grew up in a cornfield. And today, she’s practicing dentistry in those same cornfields, fulfilling her lifelong dream to practice rural dentistry. Part of what made that dream possible was scholarship funding. Read more.