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Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship

Updated: Jan 5

Supporting future dental professionals with financial need.

Applicants must

- Intend to enroll in an American Dental Association accredited dental or dental hygiene program, or a graduate post-doctoral program in 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; and

- Demonstrate financial need.

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 at


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