College Scholarships - Blue Wave Orthodontics

“What a Smile Means to Me”


Blue Wave Orthodontics awards three outstanding graduating seniors with a $1,500 scholarship to help them as they prepare for and enter college. An essay competition is held for graduating seniors and a winner selected for their response to the prompt, "What a smile means to me."

The doctors of Blue Wave Orthodontics have awarded scholarships to 50 graduating seniors from local public high schools during the past twenty-five years. This scholarship is given to outstanding graduating seniors in recognition of their potential to both excel in their future endeavors and to become a contributing member of their community.

Our team strongly believes in giving back to the Tampa Bay community and is committed to recognizing individuals with the potential to continue with that legacy of service.

Guidelines & Eligibility

  • Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Bradenton, or Sarasota high school senior
  • United States Citizen or permanent immigrant
  • Cumulative State GPA of at least 3.0
  • Minimum SAT score of 1100 or minimum ACT score of 24

Additional Scholarship Criteria

  • Letter of acceptance to a community college, vocational-technical, private or public educational institution inside or outside of the State of Florida.
  • Recipient must attend Presentation Dinner (Date: April, 2018 TBD)

Past Scholarjship Winners