Additional Resources

2023 Presidential Citation Award: Lainey Foster Administrative Assistant

2023 Outstanding Effort Award Winner: Policy and Bylaws Council

2023 ODHA Service Award Winner: Nancy Shuffle

2023 Sandra Winchell Exemplary Service Award: Susan Johnston

2023 Margie A. Pearce Aspiring Professional Award Recipient: Chris Harmison

2023 Gail Benninger Member Scholarship: Justin Nance

ODHA Member Scholarships *2024 Scholarships will be updated this summer

Clifford Jones Memorial Outreach Grant

The grant award recognizes and supports a program that delivers pro bono dental hygiene services to underserved or at-risk populations.

The deadline to submit applications is on October 1, 2023. Download the application here.

ODHA Gail Benninger Member Scholarship

Gail Benninger Member Scholarship in honor of an outstanding professional and dedicated ODHA member.

The deadline to submit applications is on October 1, 2023. Download the application here.

ODHA Member Awards

ODHA Service Award

Continued service to one’s professional organization is vital to the success of that organization. Members often serve the organization unselfishly without receiving formal recognition or thanks for their efforts. The ODHA Service Award is designed to recognize a member who has given unselfishly to the STATE Dental Hygienist’ Association for five or more years. Any ODHA member may be nominated if the criteria outlined in the application form is met.

Deadline to submit application is October 1, 2023. Download the application here:

ODHA Outstanding Effort Award

This award is designed to honor a selected member or ODHA Committee who has best exemplified outstanding service to the STATE Dental Hygienists’ Association during the fiscal year. An individual or Committee may be nominated for this award if the criteria outlined in the application form is met.

Deadline to submit application is October 1, 2023. Download the application here:

Sandra L. Winchell Exemplary Service Award

For the efforts of these unsung members, the Sandra L. Winchell Exemplary Service Award has been created in Sandy’s name. This award was created to honor her longstanding commitment to ODHA, her timely use of her creative talents to benefit ODHA, and her lasting impact on the image and reputation of ODHA.

Deadline to submit application is October 1, 2023. Download the application here: 

Margie A. Pearce Aspiring Professional Award

This award was developed by the Government Relations Committee of the Ohio Dental Hygienists' Association. It is meant to recognize the contributions of a grassroots member who has promoted the profession of dental hygiene through legislative involvement.

Deadline to submit application is October 1, 2023. Download the application here:   

Past Award Winners

Past Scholarship Winners