ADA Dental Health Foundation First Nations Study Grants are available to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background who are undertaking a course of study that will lead to registration as a Dental Hygienist or Oral Health Therapist.

The grants offer students funding that may be used to cover costs of dental equipment, textbooks and to financially support students while they are on placements or living away from home.

Explore the attached article to see who this years recipients were. Perhaps next year it could be you! 

2023 First Nations Grant


Applicants must demonstrate that they are:

  • An Australian resident and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • Currently enrolled in a program of study in Australia leading to registration as a dental hygienist or an oral health therapist.
  • Able to provide a reference from a representative of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation.

How to apply

The ADA DHF Indigenous Study Grants will be open to applications from 1 March 2024 and close on 14 June 2024.

Please keep an eye on this website, our socials and ADA News Bulletins for updates.

First nations study grant review panel

The Panel comprises members of the Advisory Board and may include other persons as appointed by the Board. The decision of the Panel is final and is not subject to appeal by an applicant. The ADA DHF reserves the right not to distribute grant monies if suitably qualified applicants cannot be found.