Wake Forest student Joyce Wei will receive a $1,000 scholarship from America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation for academic excellence, community service and pursuit of a career in dentistry. Joyce was selected to receive this scholarship through her involvement with the Wake Forest University chapter of HOSA: Future Health Professionals. America’s ToothFairy and HOSA have partnered together since 2013 to mobilize students to promote oral health in their communities and expose students to careers in the dental field.
Joyce is in her second year at Wake Forest, earning a 3.91 GPA, and has volunteered at several Mission of Mercy free dental clinics throughout North Carolina. “I knew I wanted to become a dentist after volunteering at a Mission of Mercy dental clinic,” Joyce said. “I was amazed at how many dental professionals had come together to help resolve the problem of lack of access to oral health care. I have since desired to join this great profession that meets this great need.”
Joyce said her America’s ToothFairy scholarship will help her reach her career goals and mitigate the costs of further education. America’s ToothFairy will be proud to award Joyce her scholarship at the HOSA International Leadership Conference, taking place June 21-23, in Orlando, FL.