Current Funding Priorities

The UNLV School of Dental Medicine welcomes your support as we train the next generations of dental professionals, research breakthroughs in the field and provide care for those in need. There are many ways you can make a difference. If you are interested in supporting a program not listed, you can find additional funding priorities in the drop-down list or contact Nikki Khurana-Baugh, Director of Development at 702-774-2362.

Student Scholarships

Scholarships help the school to attract and retain the best and brightest future dental professionals. Merit and need based scholarships are provided to deserving students each year to help offset the cost of their education. You can establish an annual scholarship named according to your instructions with a gift of $5,000 or an endowed scholarship with a minimum gift of $30,000.

Community Outreach and Patient Care

Support of our community outreach initiatives and free clinics helps provide preventive oral health care and education to underserved populations who would otherwise be unable to access dental services. These clinics provide valuable experiences to our students as well through providing them with an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to care for a diverse population of patients.


Endowments at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine are a sound investment in a better future. An endowed gift provides permanent support of the school and helps to attract and retain leaders in the field of academic dentistry.

  • Endowed Fellowship: $500,000
  • Endowed Professorship: $1,000,000
  • Endowed Chair: $2,000,000
  • Endowed Dean: $3,000,000