The 2019 Donald "Ozzie" Asbjornson Scholarship Application

The L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is proud to announce its sixth annual video scholarship competition for current dental students. Named in Dr. Donald C. “ Ozzie” Asbjornson's honor, a giant in the Pankey Family, teacher, mentor, friend and beloved by all, it is truly fitting to have a student scholarship named after him as he was so influential in shaping so many young dentist's minds.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support the dentists of tomorrow and encourage a culture of lifelong learning. Scholarship recipients will receive complimentary registration to attend Pankey's historic 50th-Anniversary 2019  Annual Meeting being held at The Ritz Carlton-Key Biscayne in Key Biscayne, FL, September 12-14.  A stipend for incidentals is provided.  Recipients will be paired with a Pankey mentor from their region throughout the conference.  The approximate value of the scholarship is $1,900.00.  

1. You must be currently enrolled in an accredited dental school and must be in academic good standing. 
2. You must provide full contact information for consideration.  Applications without email addresses, current addresses, and telephone numbers will not be reviewed.
3. You must submit an application questionnaire with 3 references.
4. Finally, in order for your application to be deemed complete, you must submit a brief video (3-5 min.) detailing why you chose to pursue a career in dentistry, explaining your personal practice philosophy.  Videos should be sent to or directly to Ms. Nelsia King, Advancement and Alumni Coordinator, at   
Note: Applicants with videos that are over 5 minutes in length WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Scholarship Rules:
• The scholarship must be used in the same calendar year in which it is awarded.
• In the event the winner cannot attend the Annual Meeting, the selection committee may award the scholarship to another applicant.

Application Deadline:
Applications are due June 23, 2019

About the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation:
Founded in 1969, the L.D. Pankey Dental Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization in Key Biscayne, Florida, dedicated to helping dental professionals master advanced technical skills, improve behavioral skills, and nurture a positive philosophy towards life and practice. It was the first institute of its kind and remains among the most prestigious in the world, attracting dentists from more than 40 nations. Over 30,000 dentists, dental laboratory technicians, and specialists have attended its courses and now serve well over 54 millions patients worldwide.