The Soistman Foundation

SOISTMAN FAMILY DENTISTRY SCHOLARSHIP

This Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Jonathan T. Soistman of Soistman Family Dentistry & Associates in 2017. The fund will award three, $1,000.00 scholarships to members of the graduating classes of Queen Anne’s County High School, Kent Island High School and Easton High School. This scholarship fund is specifically developed to help offset the increasing tuition costs of higher education for deserving students who qualify with the below requirements.

Dr. Soistman was raised in Cordova, Maryland and earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Towson University in 2006. He graduated from the University of MD in 2011 with his Doctorate in Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Practicing since 2011, Dr. Soistman established Soistman Family Dentistry & Associates in Centreville, MD in October 2015. He believes that having an opportunity to seek higher education along with participation in school, athletics, extracurricular activities and one’s community contributes to the development of a person of character and integrity. This scholarship is intended to support students who have demonstrated a desire to attain a higher education and have shown an understanding and  appreciation of participation in their community. Selection of this scholarship is based upon interest and potential for success in pursuing a degree through associates, bachelors or other programs like community college and trade schools.

METHOD OF SELECTION

Selection of this scholarship is based upon interest and potential for success in pursuing a degree through associates, bachelors or other programs like community college and trade schools. There is a heavy emphasis on the essay portion of the scholarship. Applicants should not only write about the college they are planning on attending butalso where they see themselves in 10 years. All applications must be submitted by mail to Soistman Family Dentistry, c/o Soistman Scholarship, 100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Centreville, MD 21617 no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The Soistman Scholarship Committee will make the selection of the scholarship recipient. The recipient will be announced and honored at the annual Senior Awards Night held by their respective school. The recipient is responsible for presenting Soistman Family Dentistry with their proof of acceptance at a college/university/trade school. Students should submit their name, address and college student ID # along with the name and address of the  college or university that is to receive payment. A check will be mailed to the recipient’s college. Must be completed by Thursday, August 1, 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS:

★ Member of the QACHS/KIHS/EHS graduating class of 2019
★ Minimum 3.0 GPA
★ Current/New Patient of Soistman Family Dentistry & Associates prior to the deadline Scholarship (preferred not required)
★ Completed Application (pages 2 and 3)
★ Typed Essay (There is a weighted emphasis on the essay portion-detailing were you see yourself in 10 years)
★ Official Transcript with Fall 2018 grades and Class Rank
★ Student Resume (if available)
★ Two letters of Recommendation from Teachers, Counselors or Community Leaders

SELECTION CRITERIA:

★ Community / School Involvement
★ Academic Record
★ Essay Section
★ Character of Applicant
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