Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Danaher Corporation Awards Scholarships to Three Children of Dental Platform Associates

It's always nice to see a company reward hard work by students.  Trust me when I say that the amount of debt incurred by students going into dentistry is not at a small level.  Young people have to really *want* to go into dentistry these days.  Being a doctor is a very rewarding profession, but the amount of student loan debt that young people end up with is more than what many consider when they enter the educational process.  With that in mind, it's always nice to see companies that are willing to help with educational expenses.  My hat is off to the good people at Danaher for  helping to make dental education more affordable for deserving candidates.

$225,000 in scholarship funds made available to 36 university-bound students.
(November 16, 2015) — The 2015 Danaher Scholarship Program is honored to present a total of $225,000 to students this year. A record 403 students applied to the program this year. Of the 36 university-bound women and men selected, three are children of Danaher dental platform associates:
  • Ida Alfano – child of Kerr Dental associate Francesco Alfano. Ida will attend University of Naples Federico II.
  • Nicholas Do – child of KaVo Kerr Group associate Nguyen Do. Nicholas will attend University of California: Irvine, majoring in Biological Sciences.
  • Alice Miller – Child of Nobel Biocare associate John Miller. Alice will attend University of La Verne, majoring in Biology.
    The application process was quite rigorous, with recipients selected based on a combination of academic achievement, extracurricular activity involvement and moral character. Administered by Scholarship Management Services on behalf of Danaher, each student will receive between $5,000 and $8,000 to put toward tuition.
    Since its inception more than a decade ago, the Danaher Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million in scholarship dollars to deserving students. Among Fortune 500 companies, the Danaher scholarship program stands out: It ranks in the top 25% of companies for its total distribution and in the top 10% for individual award amounts.
    About KaVo Kerr Group
    KaVo Kerr Group is a global portfolio of leading dental brands that share common values of Trust, Experience, Choices, Quality and Smart Innovation. Brands include KaVoTM, KerrTM, i-CATTM, GendexTM, NOMADTM, DEXISTM, Instrumentarium DentalTM, SOREDEXTM, OrascopticTM, Pelton & CraneTM, MarusTM, PentronTM, OrmcoTM and Implant DirectTM. With over 500 years of combined experience and proven solutions, KaVo Kerr Group uniquely serves 99% of all dental practices. Visit www.kavokerrgroup.com for more information.

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