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Introducing Sydney Twiggs: The 2020 DTA Foundation / Patterson Dental Scholarship Recipient

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Indiana University School of Dentistry’s Sydney Twiggs was awarded a 2020 scholarship of $10,000 as last year’s DTA Foundation / Patterson Dental Scholarship Recipient.

In 2020, the DTA Foundation awarded three new $10,000 level scholarships to top applicants. Sydney Twiggs, a dental student at the Indiana University School of Dentistry was one of those three very deserving recipients of this new level of scholarship. Sydney Twiggs has a true passion in serving children’s oral health needs and mentored kids all throughout her undergraduate years. Through her leadership as Philanthropy Chair for her school’s American Student Dental Association, they were awarded a ASDA Dentistry in the Community Grants. Read below on gratitude for the scholarship and one of her future dreams.

The scholarship will make a huge difference this year for me as I finish up my dental degree, prepare for my board examinations, and apply to specialty programs. To be recognized with this scholarship is an extreme honor and I could not be more thankful. My work in the community is what I am most proud of and to be honored for it truly means so much.

For me, being committed to community service means helping to empower all around me to become the best versions of themselves. I love achieving this through dentistry and outside of dentistry as well. Overall, it is my goal to own a dental practice where I can be nearby local schools to ensure that children aren’t missing more school time than they should while attending appointments. Additionally, I look forward to cultivating partners across all borders to better serve the needs of those lacking access to dental care.