The American Association of Women Dentists presents the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Dental Student Award each year to honor senior dental students who have achieved academic excellence and have demonstrated outstanding leadership. We have attached an Eleanor Bushee Senior Dental Student Award application. Information, guidelines, and the deadline date are listed below.

Dr. Bushee graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1944. After 15 years in private practice, she entered the academic world. She attained the position of Professor of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics as well as Assistant Dean for Administration at Southern Illinois University of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bushee was an accomplished author and lecturer. She lived her life with verve and style. The recipient of this award should demonstrate enthusiasm in her career in dentistry and in her life as a colleague, friend and mentor.

An advisor or dean may recommend one senior dental student from each school to student receive the award. Please allow two to three weeks from the nomination deadline for the certificate to arrive by mail. This award will be accompanied by a one-year complimentary membership in the American Association of Women Dentists.

The deadline for return of materials is March 15, 2021. Please email materials to or fax to 850-484-8762.


Thank you in advance for nominating an outstanding senior dental student for this honor and award!