The Sensodyne IDA Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to BDS students in India. The scholarship is worth up to 4 lakh and is open to all BDS students who are enrolled in a recognized dental school in India.
This is designed to help BDS students achieve their educational and career goals. The scholarship is also designed to support the dental profession in India by helping to produce highly qualified dentists.
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About the Sensodyne
Sensodyne is a brand name of toothpaste and mouthwash targeted at people with sensitive teeth. Sensodyne is owned by Haleon and is marketed under the name Shumitect in Japan.
Sensodyne toothpastes work in different ways depending on the product’s active ingredient—potassium nitrate, strontium acetate/chloride.
Potassium nitrate: The potassium ion hyperpolarizes the nerve and stops it from firing. The nerve impulses are thus desensitized and there is no pain.
Strontium acetate and strontium chloride: These compounds share a similar chemical structure to calcium. Strontium based toothpastes (acetate and chloride) are therefore able to replace some of the lost calcium and block the exposed tubules in the dentinal tissue. This helps prevent the movement of the fluid within the tubules in response to a sensitivity stimulus that could otherwise cause tooth pain.
Some Sensodyne products contain calcium sodium phosphosilicate CSPS (Novamin), which appears to help with tooth sensitivity. A randomized clinical trial published in 2015 demonstrated that dentifrices containing 5% CSPS may have the potential to mineralize and occlude the dentine in the oral environment. Sensodyne products sold in the United States do not contain calcium sodium phosphosilicate (Novamin)
About the Sensodyne IDA Scholarship
The Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme is a CSR initiative launched by Haleon India, makers of Sensodyne and Indian Dental Association (IDA).
The programme offers financial support to meritorious, underprivileged students from across India who are pursuing 4-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses in government or Government aided colleges.
As part of Haleon India’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative, 57 deserving students pursuing first-year BDS in Government colleges or Government-funded colleges will be selected and offered scholarships.
Following an evaluation conducted by IDA and B4S and subject to the eligibility criteria, selected students will receive a financial assistance of INR 4,20,000 (INR 1,05,000 per year) for 4 years to support their academic and living expenses.
Open for students pursuing their first year in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme from government or government-funded colleges only.
Applicants must have scored a minimum of 60% in their Higher Secondary Education.
Annual family income of the applicants should not be more than INR 8,00,000/- from all sources.
Students from pan-India are eligible to apply.
Once selected, the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholars must maintain a minimum 60% score in each semester/year to continue availing the Scholarship renewal.
Children or family members of employees of Haleon, IDA, Give India & Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Each shortlisted Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholar will receive INR 1,05,000 per year, for 4 years of BDS course to support their academic and living expenses incurred. Subject to the condition that the selected scholar will maintain a minimum 60% score in each semester/year, the scholar shall receive an amount totalling INR 4,20,000.
Please Note: The scholarship can be utilized only for academic expenses such as tuition fees, hostel fees, food, internet, mobile, laptop, books, stationery, online learning, etc.
Marksheet of the previous class/semester
Government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN card)
Current year admission proof (Fee Receipt/Admission Letter/Institution ID card/ Bonafide Certificate)
Family income proof (Government-issued documents – tax return, income certificate from local administration, EWS (Economic Weaker Section) certificate)
Bank account details of the applicant or parent
Photograph of the applicant
Please Note: Second year onwards, the scholars need to submit an academic grade report of the last exam passed and a character certificate from their college to get the scholarship for the subsequent years.
How To Apply ?
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When is the deadline to apply for the Sensodyne IDA Scholarship?
The deadline to apply for the Sensodyne IDA Scholarship is 31 October 2023.
How will the Sensodyne IDA Scholarship be awarded?
The Sensodyne IDA Scholarship will be awarded to students based on their academic merit, financial need, and involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. The scholarship committee will review all applications and select the most deserving students.