Dental Hygiene Program Anniversary Scholarship

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The ProgramDental Hygiene Lab at CPCC
The Dental Hygiene Program at CPCC was established in 1965, and graduated its first cohort in 1967. Each year the program receives about 150-170 applications for only 30 slots. Over the past 50 years, CPCC has supplied about 1,300 graduates to the Mecklenburg community. Continuing a consisten trend with our graduates, one hundred percent who sought work were able to find jobs.

The Challenge
The Dental Hygiene Program Anniversary Scholarship is a challenge-match to endow a scholarship to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dental Hygiene program. Through the generosity of a fellow Dental Hygiene alumna, your gift to the scholarship fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $15,000! Honor the past with a gift to the scholarship fund; enhance the future of the program. As an "anniversary" scholarship, you can continue to give every year to celebrate your graduation, your anniversary, your career success, your instructors, your alma mater and to help rising Dental Hygiene students launch their careers.

Additionally, the Class of 1980 is establishing a scholarship in memory of their classmate, the late Laurie Barringer Werner. Gifts to this scholarship will also qualify for the challenge-match.

Dental Hygiene class at CPCCThe Impact
The scholarship will provide resources for students in need who are in good academic standing and demonstrate a motivation to succeed in the program. The funds will pay for items required for classes such as instruments ($2,850), initial medical exam and immunizations ($400), books ($1,830), and certification exam ($1,900).

Call to Action
Remember your excitement when you received that letter of acceptance? Help make it a reality for another student with a career aspirations in the field of Dental Hygiene. With your gift, you can celebrate your success and the 50 years of Dental Hygiene Excellence at your alma mater, Central Piedmont Community College. Don't miss out a chance to double your impact thanks to a generous Dental Hygiene alumna!

For those who were friends and colleagues of Laurie Barringer Werner, this is an incredible opportunity to create a lasting memorial in her honor. Your gift to celebrate Laurie's life and friendship is doubled. This is a legacy that will continue to honor Laurie today and into the future.
If you or your spouse work for a matching gift employer, your donation can go even farther with quadruple the impact. Don't forget to submit matching gift paperwork with your employer after your donation!