Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship

To provide educational resources for students pursuing a career in dentistry or dental hygiene.

Applicants must

- Be enrolled in an American Dental Association accredited dental or dental hygiene program, or a graduate post-doctoral program, for the upcoming school year;

- Be attending a two- or four-year college or university in the state of Illinois, or the Indiana University School of Dentistry;

- Show evidence of financial need.

Learn more about the Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL). This scholarship's online application opens in May and closes in early July each year. Learn more about CFNIL's scholarship program and application process at

Questions about this scholarship? Contact CFNIL Program Officer Ciara Stahly.