The Philadelphia County Dental Society awards scholarship grants to dental students at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. The scholarship program was initiated by the Board of Governors in 1992 to help students meet immediate financial needs and is funded primarily by contributions from members of the Philadelphia County Dental Society. The majority of graduates will leave dental school with overwhelming debt - the average debt now exceeds $292,169.00. The scholarship awards are one small way in which the Society can encourage and assist students as they try to cope with studies, home, families and jobs. The recipients are all members of the American Student Dental Association, have excellent grades and are highly and enthusiastically recommended to us by their teachers. All of them participate in laudable projects: community outreach, research, assistant teaching and ASDA representation at their schools.