In its efforts to promote and honor academic and professional achievement, Omega Omega Chapter has established the OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit public foundation. The OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation has been formally recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to our foundation are tax deductible on individual tax returns to the extent that contributions are gifts, with no consideration received. (Click here for more information.)

The OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation awards an annual $10,000 scholarship to a raising junior dental student at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine based upon academic excellence, exemplary traits of character and the potential promise for future professional growth and attainment. (Criteria for selection)

The following students have been recipients of the OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation scholarship :

Scott D. Galkin (1998)   Jeffrey W. Lane (2006)
Suzanne Bunn Reinhardt (1999)   Kevin G. Lehnes (2007)
Agnieszka D. Bara (2000)   Marinet F. Ibrahim (2008)
Kenneth Banasiak (2001)   Niyati A. Patel (2009)  
Sonia Giordano (2002)   Peanut W. Wong (2010)
Hua Zhu (2003)   Robert G. McKee (2011)
Diane Zaccardi Baldwin (2004)   Leonid Epshteyn (2012)
Ewa Zoltek (2005)    Mena Morgan (2013)
Samantha R. Bogle (2014)   Eun Young Lee (2015)
Brittany S. Ang (2016)   Celalettin Sevindik (2017)

 

 

 

Certificate of Academic Excellence-
Omega Omega Chapter has established awards to recognize academic excellence by freshman and sophomore dental students at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The "Certificate of Academic Excellence" is given to freshman and sophomore dental students who have attained the highest cumulative grade point average in their respective class. These students also receive a cash award. This year's recipients are:

Nicole C. Cullen (2020)


Kimberly Choi (2019)

 

Certificate Of Excellence In Research-
In addition, Omega Omega Chapter has established an award which is given to a pre-doctoral dental student at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine that demonstrates outstanding research activity in the dental or biomedical sciences fields.
(Criteria for selection)This year's recipient is:

Gaurav Shah (2018)

 

 

Externship-
Dean Cecile Feldman has stated that the number one priority of the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is to ensure that each and everyone of our students receives an outstanding education through exciting research programs, valuable community service and significant patient care experiences.


Recognizing an opportunity to further this priority and keeping with our mission to support academic and professional achievement, the OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation sponsored a clinical externship experience in conjunction with the Indian Health Service (IHS) for six rising senior dental students during the summer of 2005. By providing these students with an expense paid trip to the IHS clinic in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, the OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation sought not only to expand the clinical education of these students but to enhance their social awareness and appreciation for their spirit of volunteerism in treating an underserved population of Native Americans. Click here for highlights of the "Badlands 6".

Due to many generous contributions the OKU-Omega Omega Scholarship Foundation was able to expand the "Badlands 6" externship for the summer of 2006 by not only sending 6 students back to the Badlands of South Dakata but 7 students traveled to the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility in Belcourt, North Dakota where they treated members of the Chippewa Tribal Nation. Click here for the final saga of the "Badlands 6".


 


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