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Entrance bursaries are available to students from modest income families once they have been accepted to our undergraduate dental programs. For more information, please contact our Scholarships and Student Aid Office.

Each year a limited number of Entrance Scholarships are awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to students of high academic standing. Scholarships are also awarded to students of high academic standing who are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program.

Entrance Scholarships

Dr. Yu-Ming Lam Scholarship
Established in 1999 by Dr. Yu-Ming Lam (D.D.S. 1972) and family, in honor of Mr. Yin-Bun Lam, for students entering the four-year dentistry program. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of high academic achievement by the Faculty of Dentistry and is renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.

Ping Kwan Lau Scholarship
Established in 1998 by Arthur Lau (B. Arch. 1962) and family in memory of his father, Ping Kwan Lau, for students entering the four-year dentistry program. This Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of high academic achievement, by the Faculty of Dentistry with preference to international students and will be renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.

Phyllis Butterworth Major Entrance Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of high academic achievement and is renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty. Preference shall be given to students from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Harry Rosen Entrance Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2004 by A. Bram Appel, B.Com. 1935, and Bluma Appel, in honour of Harry Rosen, D.D.S. 1953, a distinguished graduate and Profesor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to an outstanding student entering the four-year dentistry program. Renewable provided the holder maintains an academic standing established by the Faculty.

In-course Scholarships

Each year scholarships are awarded by the Faculty to students of high academic standing who are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program. Advanced standing students cannot compete for prizes unless they meet the precise criteria for the prizes within the specified time frame.

Dr. Ernest R. Ambrose Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2001 by Doreen Laszlo, B.Ed.(PE) 1962, D.D.S. 1969 and Charles A. Laszlo, B.Eng. 1961, M.Eng. 1966, Ph.D. 1968, to honor Ernest R. Ambrose, D.D.S. 1950, a distinguished graduate, professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry. This scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to an outstanding undergraduate student in the Faculty of Dentistry, who has demonstrated common sense, compassion and excellence in restorative dentistry. Preference will be given to students who are entering the fourth year of the D.M.D. program.

Dr. Stephen S. Cymet Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2001 by Stephen S. Cymet (D.D.S. 1974), for an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of the D.M.D. program. This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of high academic standing by the Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Janet Griffin-Merth Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2002 through gifts from McGill Dentistry graduates in British Columbia, family and friends, to honor the memory of Janet Griffin-Merth, B.Sc. 1967, D.D.S. 1972. Janet inspired many with her contributions to McGill and her dedication and compassion toward her patients, staff and colleagues. Awarded on the basis of academic achievement by the Faculty of Dentistry to a student who has completed at least one year of the D.M.D. program. Preference shall be given to students from British Columbia.

Dr. James E.G. Harrison Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2001 by James E.G. Harrison, D.D.S. 1951. This scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to a meritorious undergraduate student in the D.M.D. program who demonstrates a firm commitment to the ethical practice of dentistry in interactions with patients and colleagues or in essays on professional conduct and responsibilities. Preference will be given to students who are entering the third or fourth year of the D.M.D. program.

Dr. Howard S. Katz Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2001 through gifts from family, friends and colleagues, to honour the memory of Howard S. Katz, B.Sc. 1967, M.Sc. 1970, Ph.D. 1973 and D.D.S. 1977, a distinguished graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry and Associate Dean (Academic) at the time of his death December 11, 1999. The Dr. Howard S. Katz Scholarship commemorates his many contributions to McGill and to the community and, in particular, his dedication to the well-being of students, patients and colleagues. This scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to a student who has completed at least one year of the D.M.D. program, on the basis of academic achievement.

Dr. Earl Lerner Faculty Scholarship
Established in 2000 by a generous gift from Dr. Earl Lerner (D.D.S. 1963) for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the D.M.D. program. This Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of high academic achievement, by the Faculty of Dentistry. Preference will be given to a student entering the second year of the D.M.D. program.

Dr. William Boroff Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2004 through generous gifts from family and the McGill Dentistry Class of 1973 on their 30th Anniversary of graduation to honour the memory of their classmate, Dr. William Boroff. This Scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to a meritorious undergraduate student in the D.M.D. Program who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of character, perseverance and sportsmanship. Preference will be given to a student who is entering the fourth year of the D.M.D. Program.

Dr. Harry Rosen Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2004 by A. Bram Appel, B.Com. 1935, and Bluma Appel, in honour of Harry Rosen, D.D.S. 1953, a distinguished graduate and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee on the basis of high academic standing to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of the D.M.D. program. Preference will be given to a student entering the fourth year of studies in the D.M.D. program.

Rena and Mervyn Gornitsky Scholarship in Dentistry
Established in 2005 by Rena Gornitsky (B.Com. 1953) and Mervyn Gornitsky (B.Sc. 1951, D.D.S. 1953), a distinguished graduate and Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Dentistry. This Scholarship will be awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to an undergraduate student in the D.M.D. Program who has demonstrated exceptional academic performance and initiative in the area of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Preference will be given to a student who is entering the fourth year of the D.M.D. program.

Medals and Prizes

Fourth Year

BISCO DENTAL PRODUCTS CANADA INC. AWARD
Established in 2008 by Bisco Dental Products Canada Inc. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to an outstanding graduating student who has completed the D.M.D. Program and who is entering the General Practice Residency Program in the Faculty of Dentistry.

DR. J.K. CARVER AWARD
Donated by l'Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, awarded to the student in the final year attaining the second highest overall standing in the four years of the dental undergraduate program.

DR. SOO KIM LAN PRIZE IN DENTISTRY
Established in 2000 by Arthur Lau, B.Arch. 1962, and Crystal S.C. Lau, B.Sc. 1962, M.Sc. 1964, for graduate students in the Faculty of Dentistry. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to an outstanding graduating student who is entering a Residency or Post Graduate Program.

DR. W.G. LEAHY PRIZE
Awarded to the student in the final year for meritorious achievement in Clinical Dentistry throughout the clinical undergraduate program.

DR. PAUL A. MARCHAND AND MAURINE MCNEIL MARCHAND PRIZE
Awarded to the student in the final year who has demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and patient management.

DR. JAMES MCCUTCHEON MEDAL
Awarded to the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship and professional achievement throughout the four years of the program in Dentistry.

MCGILL ALUMNAE SOCIETY PRIZE
Presented annually upon graduation to a distinguished student for excellence and high academic standing. Preference given to women students.

PRIX MICHELINE-BLAIN
Awarded to a student in the graduating year who has best served the interests of his/her colleagues throughout the university years.

DR. A. GERALD RACEY PRIZE
Awarded to the student in the final year who has excelled in the comprehensive oral examination in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

SUNSTAR GUM AWARD IN DENTISTRY
established in 2007 by Sunstar Canada. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to a student with high academic standing in the final year of the D.M.D. Program.

DR. A.W. THORNTON GOLD MEDAL
Donated by the Montreal Dental Club, awarded to the student in the final year attaining the highest overall standing in the four years of the dental undergraduate program.

PRIX D'EXCELLENCE JEAN-ROBERT VINCENT
Donated by the Quebec Association for Special Care Dentistry, awarded to a graduating student who attains the highest grade in Geriatric Dentistry.

DR. A.L. WALSH PRIZE
Awarded to the student in the final year for meritorious achievement in Oral Medicine throughout the clinical undergraduate program.

DR. MARVIN AND MANDY WERBITT AWARD IN DENTISTRY,
established in 2008 by Marvin Werbitt, D.D.S. 1971 and Mandy Werbitt. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to a graduating student who has completed the D.M.D. Program and who has demonstrated outstanding personal initiative and a strong academic standing in Periodontology throughout the four-year undergraduate program.

Third Year

DR. L.A. COHN PRIZE
Awarded to the student attaining the highest standing in Prosthetic Dentistry in the third year of the dental undergraduate program.

PIERRE FAUCHARD ACADEMY PRIZE
Awarded to the junior Canadian Dental Association Student Governor for demonstrating leadership in the profession.

DR. LYMAN E. FRANCIS PRIZE
Awarded to the student in the third year of the program who has obtained the highest standing in the subjects of Pathobiology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease, Dental Pharmacology, Oral Pathology and Medicine over the second and third years of the dental undergraduate program.

DR. GERALD FRANKLIN PRIZE
Awarded to the student attaining the highest standing in the examinations in the third year of the dental undergraduate program.

DR. PHILIP J. AND MRS. STELLA GITNICK PRIZE
Established in 2009 by Barbara Gitnick, B.Sc. 1970, D.D.S. 1978, in honour of her late parents, Philip J. Gitnick, D.D.S. 1935, and Stella Gitnick. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to an outstanding student entering the fourth year of the D.M.D. Program, who has achieved the highest standing in the area of Periodontology.

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS PRIZE (CANADIAN SECTION
Awarded to the student attaining the second highest standing in the third year of the dental undergraduate program.

DR. MORTON AND DR. JONATHAN LANG PRIZE IN DENTISTRY
Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry Scholarships Committee to an outstanding undergraduate student on the basis of academic merit.

Second Year

DR. W.C. BUSHELL AWARD
Presented to the student attaining the highest overall standing in the Oral Disease unit in the second year of the dental curriculum.

DR. M. DONIGAN AWARD
Presented to the student attaining the highest overall standing in the Introduction to the Patient and Introduction to the Practice of Dentistry unit in the Basis of Medicine component of the curriculum.

DR. LEANORE K. FEINE PRIZE
Presented to the student in the second year of the dental curriculum who has best demonstrated commitment to the oral health of the local community.

DR. MAXWELL AND BETTY L. GOLDENBERG PRIZE
Established by a generous bequest from the estate of Mrs. Betty L. Goldenberg in honour of her husband Dr. Maxwell Goldenberg, D.D.S. 1925. Awarded by the Faculty of Dentistry to the student attaining the highest standing in the Practical Clinical Component of Cycle Two (PreClinical Studies), in the second year of the dental undergraduate program.

DR. I.K. LOWRY AWARD
Presented to the student attaining the highest overall standing in the Management of Oral Disease unit in the second year of the dental curriculum.

DR. K.I. MELVILLE AWARD
Presented to the student attaining the highest overall standing in the Oral Health unit in the second year of the dental curriculum.

DR. D.P. MOWRY AWARD
Presented to the student attaining the highest overall standing in the second year of the dental curriculum.

First Year

JAMES Q. BLISS ANNUAL BOOK AWARD
Awarded to the student who obtains the highest standing in the Gas, Fluids and Electrolytes unit. Value: $100.

JOSEPH MORLEY DRAKE PRIZE
Founded by the late Joseph Morley Drake, M.D. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in the Pathobiology, Prevention and Treatment of Disease unit. Value: $300.

SHIRLEY NANCY ENDMAN PRIZE
Established in 1982 by Louis Endman in memory of his wife. Awarded to the student who obtains the second highest standing in the Gas, Fluids and Electrolytes unit. Value: $70

CHARLES E. FROSST MEDICAL PRIZE AND BRONZE MEDAL
A bronze medal and prize of $1,000 are awarded annually to a student, in the Basis of Medicine, who has achieved excellence in the Unit on Pathobiology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease and has demonstrated, on the basis of interviews, the most promise in the field of Pharmacology.

ROBERT B. GREENBLATT PRIZE
Endowed in 1987 by Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt, an eminent endocrinologist and professor emeritus at the Medical College of Georgia, who graduated from McGill with a B.A. in 1928 and an M.D.,C.M. in 1932. Awarded by the Faculty Scholarships Committee to the student who obtains the highest standing in the Life Cycle unit.

JOSEPH HILS PRIZE
Founded by the late Dr. Joseph Hils, of Woonsocket, R.I. Awarded to the student obtaining the highest standing in the Musculoskeletal and Blood unit. Value: $175.

F. SLATER JACKSON PRIZE
Founded by Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Jackson in memory of their son, the late F. Slater Jackson, M.D. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in the Molecules, Cells and Tissues unit. Value: $175.

FRANCIS MCNAUGHTON PRIZE
Established in 1980. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in the Nervous System and Special Senses unit. Value: $200 and a book.

MARK NICKERSON PRIZE
Established in 1990 by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in honour of Professor Mark Nickerson, a renowned McGill pharmacologist. Awarded to the student in the Basis of Medicine, who has achieved excellence in the unit on Pathobiology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease and has demonstrated, on the basis of interviews, an understanding of the role of pharmacology and therapeutics in contemporary society. Recipients will also receive a scroll. Value: $250.

SAMUEL ROSENFELD PRIZE
Awarded to the student with the highest standing in Host Defence and Host/ Parasite Relationships unit. Value: $125

DR. ARTHUR S. SOLOMON AWARD
Presented to the student attaining the second highest standing in the Basis of Medicine component of the curriculum.Value: $150.

MARY AND LOUIS STREICHER PRIZE
Established in 1980. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in the Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition unit. Value: $150.

SUTHERLAND PRIZE
Founded in 1878 by the late Mrs. Sutherland in memory of her husband, William Sutherland, M.D., formerly Professor of Chemistry in the Faculty. Awarded to the student who obtains the highest standing in the Basis of Medicine component of the medical undergraduate curriculum. Value: $250.

The Faculty of Dentistry is well aware of the many awards and prizes that are offered to students through various academies, associations and commercial dental manufacturers. However, due to Faculty policy which was initiated by the Dental Students' Society, only official prizes and awards that are listed in the health Sciences Calendar will be recognized on student records.