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Harold E. McDaniel Family Scholarship

The family of Harold E. McDaniel, DDS, established this fund to provide two scholarships each year to students attending The Ohio State University: one scholarship for a student in the College of Dentistry and the other for an undergraduate student in the Biological Sciences.

Dr. McDaniel was a young, trailblazing dentist in the early 1960s. In 1963, along with several other Black physicians, Dr. McDaniel designed and built the Franklin Park Medical Center, one of Columbus’ first Black, multi-specialty medical practices. In 1963, as a champion for equality and civil rights, Dr. McDaniel had the privilege of attending the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King.

Dr. McDaniel had a strong religious faith and was a proud member of Second Baptist Church where he served as an usher, trustee, and taught Sunday School. His legacy lives on and inspires other members of his family and his scholarship inspires future Black and African- American dentists.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be an undergraduate student in the Biological Sciences.

  • Candidates must be African-American

  • Candidates must be a rising junior or senior.

  • Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average

Award Amount

  • $850 in 2023
  • Non-renewable

Payment Distribution 

  • All awards are paid directly to the educational institution.
  • The scholarship may be used for any educational expenses.
  • The scholarship must not displace any institutional or other aid.

Application Requirements

  • Student Contact Information

  • Faculty Recommendation

  • Brief Outline of Goals and Professional Objectives

  • Brief Outline of Professional, Academic, and Social Organizations and Extracurricular Activities

Application Submission

Click this link to submit your application. Faculty letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to Adam Andrews (andrews.171@osu.edu).

All materials, including the faculty letter of recommendation must be received by September 15, 2023 for consideration.

For any questions, please contact Adam Andrews.