Thomas C. Labenski Scholarship Endowment Fund

UB Dental students work in the simulation lab.

Third-year dental students with strong academic credentials and character receive scholarships through this fund.

Established in 1996 by Dr. Leonard Yee and Dr. Martha L. Cortes, this fund provides annual awards to third-year students in the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo.

Scholarship recipients typically have good academic standing and demonstrate exceptional character, and exemplify the characteristics of Tom Labenski when he did his training in Buffalo.

Current students within the School of Dental Medicine nominate peers; the recipient is selected by a committee.

The School of Dental Medicine is a pioneer in the field—a research titan, and a shining example of the best of dental education, community engagement and global leadership. Maintaining our lead is expensive. Increasing our lead requires a $43 million investment, more visionary donors and additional philanthropic support. But the payoff is immense: With your help, our world-class research, education, clinical facilities and experiences will better prepare our students, redefine and strengthen dental medicine, and improve the health of countless millions of people.

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