Dawson Academy Education Grant


The Dawson Academy, located in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides dental courses that for decades have proven to be the foundation for the successful practice of complete, predictable dentistry. The Academy teaches their students the essential principles and skills for complete care with primary concentrations in dental occlusion, the temporomandibular joints and comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry.

Grant Overview

Recognizing the need for increased accessibility to higher education in dental laboratory technology, The Dawson Academy and the Foundation have partnered to bring you the 2017 Dawson Academy Education Grant in 2017.

The Dawson Academy Education Grant will award six (6) technicians a seat in the cornerstone course of The Dawson Academy curriculum: Functional Occlusion – from TMJ to Smile Design at no charge. The charge for such a course would typically retail for $1,695; however, due to the generosity of The Dawson Academy, the recipients of this grant will have their tuition fee waived. Additional course information can be accessed by clicking here.


  • Sitting members of the NADL Board, NBC Trust, or FDLT Trust are not eligible as individuals to apply for or win grants/scholarships offered through the Foundation
  • If attending the course in-person, the winners of The Dawson Academy Education Grant must be available to attend one of the course dates offered, which can be found in the application. A maximum of three technicians can attend each.
  • Winners will be required to provide the Foundation with a professional headshot and testimonial (web video submission or typed submission on letterhead paper) about receiving the grant, attending the course, and how this experience will positively impact his/her DLT career.
  • No cash will be provided to the grant recipient. If the recipient fails to use the grant or cannot make their scheduled course date, they will forfeit their grant.
  • The deadline to use the grant is December 30, 2018. No extensions will be given.
Applications are due to the Foundation on August 15, 2017. No extensions will be given.


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2017 Awardees

• Debra Costantino, CDT – Depew, NY

• Samantha Lafer – Tampa, FL

• Steven Youkey – Lake Oswego, OR

• Thomas Eberhart – Homosassa, FL

• Victoria Matson, CDT – Naples, FL

• Wayne Matychuk, CDT – Omaha, NE

Grant Application Deadline

August 15, 2017

Application Criteria

Completed application must include:
  • A completed Dawson Academy Education Grant application form
  • A typed letter of interest that fully answers each of the 4 questions asked in the application
  • Signed Application Affidavit
  • All of the above must be submitted to the Foundation office by August 15, 2017

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology

Attn: Lindsey Rowan
325 John Knox Rd #L103
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Fax: (850) 222-0053
Email: foundation@dentallabfoundation.org

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