Program Phases

Program Phases

Mississippi Rural Dentists Scholarship Program has three distinct phases.

  • Undergraduate
    An important component of the MRDSP is the two-year undergraduate or pre-matriculation “nurturing” phase. Rural college pre-dental students apply during the spring of their sophomore year of college. Applicants are interviewed by the MRDSP Board physicians. The final selection is announced in May once spring grades are reviewed.
  • Dental school
    During dental school training, MRDSP Scholars are awarded a $35,000-per-year scholarship as well as given support to help them to be successful.
  • Initial practice support