Apply for the Knowledge Matters Scholarship


At Flax Dental, we believe knowledge matters when it comes to dentistry, which is why Flax Dental invests in the next generation of dental professionals through scholarships. Dr. Hugh Flax, an Atlanta-based accredited cosmetic dentist, has dedicated his career to advancing the profession of dentistry and the care that patients receive by serving as an international lecturer, past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and founder of the Georgia Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Flax Dental also offers dental scholarships through the Knowledge Matters Flax Dental Scholarship Program. The Knowledge Matters Flax Dental Scholarship Program awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a student pursuing a dental assistant program or dental hygiene program at a college or university in Georgia.


To qualify for a scholarship, a student must be in pursuit of a dental assistant program or a dental hygiene program at a recognized Georgia educational institution. The applicant must be a college student, prospective college student, or a graduating high school senior with a cumulative minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 (4.0 scale).


When the call for submissions opens an application form will appear on this page. An applicant must write a 400-600-word essay answering the question “Why is Pursuing a Career in Dentistry Important to You?” The essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word format or PDF format. Essays will be judged on effectiveness in presenting a personal point of view, clear communication, and originality.


The call for submissions opens August 1, 2019. The deadline to submit your application is October 21, 2019. The scholarship award winner will be announced in November 2019.

Submissions that are obscene or offensive, to be determined in sponsor’s sole discretion, can be deemed ineligible. By submitting an application, applicant acknowledges that his/her application, including his/her video, may be used for marketing purposes, which may include being published on sponsor’s website, social media account or other third-party entities. Submission of an application grants sponsor and its agents the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free license and right to publish, use, adapt, edit, publicly perform and/or modify application and/or video in any way, in any and all media without limitation. By submitting an application you warrant and represent that it: (a) is your original work, (b) has not been previously published, (c) has not won previous awards, (d) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and (e) and that publication of the application via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on any third party rights.

Dr. Hugh Flax and the Flax Dental team wish you well on your pursuit of a career in the dental field!


Apply for a scholarship.
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  • You may either copy and paste your essay below or attach a document file.
  • You may upload a .pdf or .doc file here
  • Submitted essays become the property of Flax Dental and may be used for marketing purposes. Scholarship winners must submit a photograph of themselves with the scholarship award to be used for future scholarship promotional efforts. Scholarship winners may be required to provide proof of enrollment and transcripts demonstrating grade point averages. It will be at the sole discretion of Flax Dental to decide what is or is not a recognized educational institution.


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