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MARYLAND DENT-CARE 
LOAN ASSISTANCE REPAYMENT PROGRAM (MDC-LARP)

Who may apply: Practicing dentists.

How to apply: Complete and file an MDC-LARP application available from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).  Contact DHMH by calling (410) 767-7899.  http://fha.dhmh.maryland.gov/oralhealth/SitePages/mdc-larp.aspx

When to apply: August 31

Eligible field of employment: Dentistry.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a Maryland resident.  You must have graduated from an accredited US dental school.  You must have a valid unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Maryland and be employed full-time as a dentist in Maryland providing care to Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients in Maryland.   You must have at least 30 percent of your patient population as MMAP recipients.  You must have outstanding eligible higher education loans. You cannot be in default on a loan or have incomplete service obligations.

FINANCIAL NEED

This award is not based on need.

AWARD AMOUNT

Dentists may receive up to $23,740 per year for each year of obligated service up to a maximum of 3 years of service.

RENEWING AN AWARD

You may renew your award up to two years.

SERVICE OBLIGATION

You must sign and return a promissory note stating that you will remain employed full-time as a dentist.  You must agree to maintain at least 30 percent of your patient population as MMAP recipients.  If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

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