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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 520. Regulations Governing the Dental Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs

12VAC5-520-130. Eligible applicants.

A. Any currently enrolled dental student in good standing and full-time attendance at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry who has not entered the first year of an accredited residency shall be eligible for the Virginia Dental Scholarship Program. Preference for the scholarship award shall be given to residents of the Commonwealth, students who are residents of a dental underserved area, and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

B. Any graduate of an accredited dental school in the United States who is establishing a practice in general or specialty dentistry in an underserved area or practicing dentistry in a designated state facility shall be eligible to apply for the Virginia Dentist Loan Repayment Program. General practice dentists will be within five years of graduation from an accredited undergraduate dental program and have existing loans accumulated as a result of their undergraduate dental program. Specialty practice dentists will be within five years of completion of their specialty training and have existing loans accumulated as a result of their undergraduate dental program. Dentists who received Virginia scholarship awards or other scholarships that paid their full tuition and fees are not eligible for the Dentist Loan Repayment Program for the years they received those awards.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-122.9 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 15, eff. May 8, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 3, eff. November 8, 2012.

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