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

Funded by the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association Foundation to honor their deceased colleague and benefactor who enabled establishment of the VDHA Foundation:

  • The scholarship supports 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 the applicant to attend school within Virginia.

Thanks to the generosity of the Virginia Dental Hygienists’ Association Foundation, the Alice Hinchcliffe Williams, RDH, MS Merit Scholarship is open for submissions until February 1! 


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 2201 Wedgwood Avenue, Richmond, VA  23228

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