The Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) is delighted to announce that it has awarded five study grants to support undergraduate Indigenous oral health therapy students in their studies for 2017. Study grants, each valued at $5,000, were awarded to students across Australia.
Holle Shillingsworth, who is studying at Sydney University, is excited to be one this year’s recipients. On receiving notice of her grant, Holle responded saying “I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible for these study grants to be available as it will help me on my journey to finish my final year of studies and become an oral health therapist.
“It has always been my dream to expand my role and become part of the dentistry community as I have seen and know the effect that oral health has in impacting all aspects of general health, and I have always wanted to help make a difference. I am grateful and thankful to have people believe in me which helps inspire me to be able to make my contribution to the community. It has been a long but rewarding journey and I believe that if you believe you can do it and want something enough, you can do it.”
Chair of the ADHF, Mr David Owen, extended his congratulations to the five recipients saying that “education is a key focus area for the ADHF and we are proud to be able to provide study grants and support undergraduate students in their university journey. University can be a challenging time, particularly financially, so these grants are there to make the experience t hat little bit easier”.