Celebrating Scholarship and Generosity

The School of Dentistry annually gathers to recognize and celebrate the scholarships awarded to our students and the generous donors who support these scholarships.

Due to the pandemic, we were unable to gather as in the past but don’t want to let this important recognition pass. To highlight the incredible scholarship support, the Rinehart Foundation, Dental and Dental Hygienists’ Alumni Associations, and the School released in early March this video of appreciation. We invite you to take a few moments to watch and hear the gratitude from members of our community.

To further recognize the student recipients and donors, we prepared a slideshow that includes each award and recipient.  View the slide show here.

This year we accomplished an incredible feat together, our students received the largest amount of scholarship dollars in our history totaling $1,082,740!  This is amazing and our students will be impacted for the rest of their lives by the support.  Here is a breakdown of this year’s award amounts.

    • Total Number of Student Recipients:  195
    • Total Dollars from Rinehart:  $767,060
    • Total Dollars from DDS Alumni Association:  $1,880
    • Total Dollars from DH Alumni Association:  $15,000
    • Total University Held:  $153,800
    • Total Outside Scholarships:  $145,000
    • Total Dollars Our Students Received:  $1,082,740

The UMKC School of Dentistry is lucky to have such strong supporters of scholarships and this wouldn’t be possible without the Roy J. Rinehart Foundation, the Dental Alumni Association, the Dental Hygiene Alumni Association, and our many outside partners.  Our appreciation to all our donors and scholarship partners for their committment to giving back and congratulations to our student recipients.  When the time comes we hope you will do the same for future students.  THANK YOU!