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  • Writer's pictureRuhee Jaffer

Grants - For New Grads

Updated: Aug 19, 2019

Free Money? SIGN ME UP!

Having recently graduated, there are so many opportunities to financially begin compensating for the four-year, highly-expensive journey you recently concluded.

Below are a few amazing opportunities for new dentists in California. Perks increase for those interested in public health, FQHC's and being a provider in rural underserved communities.


1. Student Loan Repayment Grant

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These grants facilitate career choices by repaying their educational loan of up to $35,000 per year for a maximum of $105,000 over three years in exchange for a commitment by recipients to care for the underserved. Often, it’s the difference that makes the impossible possible.

2. The Webb Family Grant

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The fund provides an annual award of up to $5,000 toward educational expenses for an eligible individual who has applied to, meets all of the criteria. The runner up of the Student Loan Repayment Grant is the recipient.

3. CalHealthCares Student Loan Repayment Grant

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This grant is supported by Prop 56 which passed recently in the California State Senate

Let me put it really simply - there is about $58.6 MILLION dollars out there for eligible candidates. So, basically its a boat load of money that can definitely help pave your way to a debt-free life.

You may be eligible for up to $300,000 in exchange for a five-year services obligation or a practice support grant up to $300,000 in exchange for a ten-year service obligation. All awardees are required to maintain a patient caseload of 30 percent or more Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Attend the webinars! Links below

August 5, 2019 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

August 7, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm


  • Have an unrestricted license and currently be in good standing with their licensing board 

  • Be an active enrolled Medi-Cal provider without existing suspensions, disbarments or revocations or have submitted their application to DHCS to become a Medi-Cal provider

  • Have graduated from dental school, medical/dental residency program and/or completed a fellowship

  • Have existing educational loan debt incurred while pursuing a medical or dental degree, or have an existing dental practice and willing to relocate to a targeted county

  • Not currently be participating in another loan repayment program

  • Practice in California

  • If awarded, maintain a patient caseload of 30% or more Medi-Cal beneficiaries

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