Senior Scholarship Programs

Great Beginnings High School Senior Scholarships

Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Specialists is pleased to offer two (2) five hundred dollar ($500) scholarships. Supporting education is an important part of our practice values. We are proud of our patients and encourage all of them to continue their education.

We have the Dr. Gayle Painter Scholarship which is in honor of Dr. Angie Baechtold’s father.  He would have been pleased to recognize a student for their outstanding achievements and academic excellence.

We also offer the Justin Leon McClellan Scholarship. Justin, who left us too soon, is the son of our long time employee, Sheila McClellan.  This scholarship is based on the financial need of a student who lives life to its fullest, and has the motivation to continue their education with hard work.

Requirements for these scholarships:

  • Must be a current patient at Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Specialists
  • Please provide a list of your involvement in community and church activities, a High School Resume and a sealed High School transcript
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from persons other than family members who know you well (e.g. teachers, club advisor, minister, etc.)
  • Personal Essay (3-5 paragraphs) stating why you feel you should receive this Scholarship
  • Deadline is April 1st.  Mail or drop by Great Beginnings, 10B Yorkshire Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Great Beginnings Application

Great Smiles High School Senior Scholarship

Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists is pleased to offer a five hundred dollar ($500) scholarship. Supporting education is an important part of our practice values. We are proud of our patients and encourage all of them to continue their education.

The Healthcare Career Scholarship recognizes a student who is interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.

Requirements for this scholarship:

  • Must be a current patient or former patient of Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists.
  • Please provide a list of your involvement in community and church activities, a High School Resume and a sealed High School transcript
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from persons other than family members who know you well (e.g. teachers, club advisor, minister, etc.)
  • Personal Essay (3-5 paragraphs) stating why you feel you should receive this Scholarship
  • Deadline is April 1st.  Mail or drop by Great Smiles, 10A Yorkshire Street, Suite C, Asheville, NC 28803

Great Smiles Application

To apply for one of the scholarships, download and complete the application above and submit it by mailing the application or dropping it by Great Beginnings, 10B Yorkshire Street, Asheville, NC 28803.

The applicants are reviewed by a panel of High School Teachers from this area.  Winners will be notified and then awarded a check in their name.  The names of all Winners will be displayed on plaques in each of our office locations.  They will also be recognized on our website and Facebook page.

The 2018 entry deadline has passed and winners will be announced in May.

2017 Winners

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Scholarship awards!

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