Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients!
Every year our Executive Council awards three Clark County Dental Hygiene students, selected by their program director, a scholarship on behalf of the Clark County Dental Society. See this year's scholarship winners and their bios below. The three recipients will be in attendance at our May GMM and awards will be mailed to their preferred address. We look forward to supporting these three bright futures!
About Elena — Hello! My name is Elena, and I was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. I love it here because I have a great community of friends and family. When I was 16, I decided to pursue dental assisting and enrolled in a dental assisting program while taking part-time college courses. I always wanted to become a dental hygienist but never imagined that I would get into the program. After working as a dental assistant for a few years, I was inspired by the dental hygienists at my work to fully pursue dental hygiene, so I finished up my prerequisites and applied to the Clark College Dental Hygiene program. I got in! I am learning every single day and it has been a rewarding experience. I have grown to love the dental field because we get to make a difference in people’s health by helping them prevent oral diseases. I am eager to accomplish my goal of becoming a registered dental hygienist and practicing here in Clark County.
About Olivia — My name is Olivia Brosius. I was born and raised in East Vancouver and graduated from Union high school in 2020. After nearly three years of exclusively online school, I began the Dental Hygiene program at Clark College in September of 2022. Taking on the program has been a rewarding challenge; I had no previous dental experience, and it took time to adjust to the rigorous in-person learning. However, I have quickly fallen in love with the profession and can hardly remember a time before dentistry was a part of my identity. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to pursue this education and find my passion to serve our community.
About Jessica — My name is Jessica Stohr. I grew up in Vancouver, WA and live in Ridgefield. I love spending time with my family, reading sci-fi, and crocheting. Although I loved my previous job in the aesthetics industry, I was inspired by my own dental hygienist to switch careers and become one myself. Not only that, but my dental hygienist cured me of my dental anxiety. Through her kindness and gentle demeanor, I was able to overcome my fears and become a regular patient. I would love to do the same for others. I look forward to the opportunity to serve patients in Clark County and help them achieve their oral healthcare goals, big or small.
For questions or technical issues please contact the CCDS Executive Director – Evolve Solutions Group