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Senior Scholarships

Mar 14, 2023

Scholarships

Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 2024 Senior Scholarships

Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is pleased to offer five (5) scholarships. Supporting education is an important part of our practice values. We are proud all of our patients, but especially want to encourage all of them to further their education any way possible.

Molly Henson Healthcare Scholarship — $500.00

Molly was a longtime patient at Great Smiles as well as a Pisgah High School student. This memorial scholarship is offered in her memory to a student who is interested in furthering their career in the healthcare field and is motivated to continue their education with hard work.

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Maribeth Childers Healthcare Scholarship — $500.00

This scholarship was established to honor one of our very own, Ms. Maribeth Childers. Her vibrant smile and cheerful personality brightened our Great Smiles offices for decades, first as a patient and then as a wonderful and hardworking employee. She was a beautiful friend to all and we miss her dearly, but through this memorial scholarship, her memory lives on. This scholarship is offered to a student who is interested in furthering their career in the healthcare field and is motivated to continue their education with hard work.

Justin Leon McClellan Scholarship — $500.00

Justin was a patient at Great Smiles and is the son of our long-time employee, Shelia McClellan. Justin was known for his kind spirit and sense of adventure. This scholarship was established in his memory. It is based on the financial need of a student who lives life to the fullest and is motivated to continue their education with hard work.

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Patty Stroupe Scholarship — $500.00

Patty, who left us too soon, is the mother of our site manager in Waynesville, Morgan, and the mother-in-law of our hygienist, Crystal, who works at Arden Premiere. This scholarship is based on words that Patty lived by and raised her children on “You can make today a good day or a bad day, the choice is yours.” This recipient is someone who lives their life with a positive mindset and shines their bright light in school, work, and community. 

Dr. Bill Chambers Scholarship — $2,000.00

In 1980, Dr. Bill Chambers founded Great Smiles. Since then he has been a leader in the field of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics for decades including his passion to help infants with a failure to thrive. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Bill has always been an active member of our WNC community – serving as a sports coach, mentor, volunteer, activity sponsor, and more. Dr. Bill’s unwavering work ethic and passion for life, fun, and fellowship has translated into the legacy of Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Patients, team members, and all those that have been positively impacted by Dr. Bill’s efforts have an unquestionable appreciation and value for his lifelong service to our community.

This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. Bill Chambers to a recipient whom embodies the characteristic traits of a true leader: well-rounded, unwavering work ethic, generosity, kindness, initiative, is involved in community volunteer activities and inspires greatness in others.

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Apply for a Scholarship

Please submit all applications and required documents to: marketing@greatsmiles.com with the Subject Line containing the name of the scholarship the applicant is submitting for.

Requirements for Great Smiles Scholarships:

1. Must be a patient at Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
2. Complete the Application form below.
3. Please provide a list of your involvement in community and church activities, a High School Resume and a sealed High School Transcript.
4. Submit at least one letter of recommendation from persons other than family members who know you well (e.g. teachers, club advisors, minister, coach etc.).
5. Personal Essay. 3-5 paragraphs stating why you feel you should receive the named Scholarship.
6. DEADLINE IS NOW MAY 1ST.

A panel from Western North Carolina reviews all applicants. Winners will be notified and then awarded a check in their name. The names of a Winners will be displayed on plaques in each of our office locations. Winners also recognized on our digital media outlets.