Advanced Education Scholarships

Dr. Fanny N. Freund Advanced Education Scholarship

The Dr. Fanny N. Freund Advanced Education Scholarship was established to provide support to advanced education students enrolled at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and who are pursuing a career in academics. Dr. Fanny N. Freund immigrated to America from Poland in 1950 and was a Holocaust survivor. She would go on to earn DDS and MSD degrees from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and practiced as an Orthodontist in Minnesota for almost 50 years

Award details

Up to $12,000 in scholarship funds will be awarded annually with a maximum of three recipients receiving equal scholarship amounts. Selected recipients will receive scholarships for their studies in the 2021-2022 academic year, with scholarships applied directly to the recipients’ student accounts in the spring term.

Dr. Fanny N. Freund Advanced Education Scholarship Recipients

2019-2020

  • Mohammed Akl, DDS - Prosthodontics Resident, MS in Dentistry student
  • Barbara Botorous, DMD - Periodontology Resident, MS in Dentistry student
  • Heidi Schoonbeck. RDH - MS in Dental Hygiene student

2020-2021

  • Eric Yue Hu, DDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Resident
  • Ioannis Kormas, DDS - Periodontology Resident, MS in Dentistry student
  • Ashton Merati, DDS, MS - Prosthodontics Resident, MS in Dentistry student