Why You Should Support Scholarships
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
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Help Students Like Patrick Donnelly
“The first dentist I ever shadowed graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, as did my general dentist back home. So, I always felt like I had a bit of a connection to Pitt Dental Med. I was lucky enough to receive a fantastic scholarship, which freed me from financial burdens and allowed me to choose the school that was best for me, where I am able to follow in the footsteps of some of my earliest mentors. I’m humbled to be benefitting from the generosity of those who came before me, and I look forward to helping students who come after me. I hope I can help make it easy for them to choose to come to Pitt, just as my scholarship did for me.”
Patrick Donnelly, Dental Class of 2021
Help Students Like Jaysen Williams
"My grandfather was a dentist and a huge role model in my life. After careful consideration, I felt that dentistry could offer me the perfect combination of health care and entrepreneurship—having received a bachelor’s degree in economics. I chose to attend the University of Pittsburgh because the School of Dental Medicine had a strong sense of teamwork in all that they do. Scholarships are emblematic of that teamwork—as if I have a support system working with me to reach my goal of owning a business that also allows me to help people in my community. Attending dental school while raising a family has been extremely difficult both personally and financially, and receiving a scholarship has helped to ease a heavy burden. No matter how big or how small, every gift is needed and very much appreciated."
Jaysen Williams, Dental Class of 2020