Oral Health Care Student Bursary


Many Fanshawe students experience challenges as they pursue their education. By setting a goal of $5,000 to establish an annual bursary for students in the Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) and Dental Hygiene programs, new opportunities will be available to advance student success while providing financial assistance. A bursary can be used to help cover tuition as well as program-related expenses such as books, equipment, supplies, rent or living expenses.

An annual bursary, with a minimum value of $1,000, will benefit a full-time student who demonstrates financial need and is progressing with academic success in either the Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene program.


Fanshawe’s Dental Assisting (Levels I and II) and Dental Hygiene programs meet a critical need for skilled professionals in the field of oral health. With a shortage of dental assistants and dental hygienists, it is essential that Fanshawe students have what they need to be their very best and our community continues to have access to the best care.

Attending a post-secondary institution is often the first exciting step into a student’s developing career choice but unfortunately, it is often paired with financial debt. The creation of a bursary will provide encouragement and support to students in both programs as they train for this important role in the delivery of health care.


Securing bursary support for students in financial need will offer a rewarding student experience and help them to stay strong in the face of academic and other challenges. Bursary recipients, whose aspirations to excel are evident, will leave Fanshawe with the skills to positively impact our community’s health and well-being over a lifetime.

Alumni giving enriches many of the opportunities that characterize an unparalleled educational experience for our students, adding to the momentum that will carry Fanshawe grads to even greater levels of achievement. Providing bursary support for students training as dental assistants and dental hygienists is one of those unique opportunities that is in the best interest of us all.

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