Dental Industry

ADIA Women In Dentistry Scholarship

Do you want to grow your skills? Do you wish to expand your network? Do you aspire to a Board position?

ADIA presents the inaugural Women in Dentistry Scholarship

Founded in 2020, Women in Dentistry promotes the professional advancement of women in the oral health sector through networking, mentoring, and education. With this focus on career progression, ADIA has introduced the ADIA Women in Dentistry Scholarship.

The goal of the Women in Dentistry Scholarship is to support the career progression of women in the Australian dental industry, with a focus on expanding the recipient’s professional education and governance skillset, to the benefit of the sector.

Applications for the Women in Dentistry Scholarship are currently closed. Applications for the 2024 Scholarship will open later in the year. 

The benefit 

The Scholarship provides the recipient with a one-year membership to the Australian Institute of Company Directors and full enrolment to the AICD Company Directors Course TM.


Applications are open to women employed by, or who own, an ADIA member company for a minimum of 12 months prior to Scholarship application.

The application process

1. Seek an endorsement letter from your CEO or company leader

You will need to upload this during the application process.
The endorsement letter must include:

  • endorser’s name, company and contact details;
  • name of candidate being endorsed;
  • how well they know the candidate;
  • how long they have known the candidate professionally;
  • why the endorser believes the candidate is a good nominee for this professional development;
  • why the candidate should be considered for the Women in Dentistry Scholarship;
  • any other associations between the candidate and endorser; and
  • any additional information that would be useful to the judging panel.

* If the applicant is the CEO or equivalent, then please provide an endorsement letter from the CEO or equivalent of another ADIA member company.
* Members of the ADIA Board, judging panel or ADIA staff cannot act as an endorser for a candidate.

2. Apply for the Scholarship via the apply now button

The application process includes a written section with a series of questions. You can create an account and save your draft to complete at a later stage. The application attracts a nominal fee of $49. Applications close on Sunday 4 December 2022.

3. Shortlisted candidates will be notified

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email in December 2022.

4. Candidate interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a judging panel via Zoom in early 2023. There is nothing formal to prepare for this interview. 

5. Scholarship recipient to be announced in March 2023

The ADIA Women in Dentistry Scholarship recipient will be announced at the Australian Dental Industry Awards Gala Dinner in Melbourne on 31 March 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the ADIA team on 1300 943 094 or

Terms and conditions apply.

Entries open: Saturday, 29 October 2022

Entries close: Sunday, 4 December 2022

Winner announced: Friday, 31 March 2023 at the Australian Dental Industry Awards Gala Dinner

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