Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS Merit Scholarship for Post Licensure or Graduate Degree

 $1500 funded by the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association Foundation honoring their deceased colleague and benefactor who enabled establishment of the VDHA Foundation in order to support:

  • The part-time or full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in Dental Hygiene or in accredited studies related to the professional roles of the dental hygienist. 
  • While the applicant must possess an active DH license and Virginia residency, the degree seeking endeavor does not require
  •  attendance within a Virginia educational institution.

The IOH Website is the home for the most up-to-date information related to the Alice Hinchcliffe Williams scholarship, please visit  https://www.adha.org/ioh-scholarships-main. Over the next few months, this is where ADHA will provide updates/details for the upcoming application cycle.  Scholarship applications are scheduled to open October 1, 2021 and will close on February 2, 2022.


Do you know the inspiring story of Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS, and her legacy?

Alice was a dental hygiene educator in Roanoke and a practitioner in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Following graduation from Eastman School of Dental Hygiene in Rochester, NY, Alice worked as a school dental hygienist serving 20 schools in Liverpool, NY.  Her leadership skills as President of the Dental Hygienists’ Association of the State of New York became an asset of the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association in her service as Trustee.  With her Masters degree in Science Education from UVA, she then moved on to become the founder and director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Virginia Western Community College in 1975. Her passion for scholarship and lifelong learning for dental hygienists is exemplified with her long-standing, generous and visionary support of the VDHA’s continuing education speaker’s fund. Click here to read more about Alice Hinchcliffe Williams. 



The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 5101 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23230. 757-609-3661. Contact VDHA

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