Lettie Johnson Dental Assisting Scholarship

The Lettie Johnson Dental Assisting fund is used towards tuition and book support for students in the dental field.

Lettie "Johnny" Johnson was born in 1912 in Scotia, Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then attended Kearney State College for two years. For many years, Lettie taught in country schools, and also worked at the Nebraska Ordnance Plant in Mead. She attended Creighton University and eventually worked for Dr. Dooley in Fremont as his dental assistant for sixteen years.

In 1960, Lettie was elected President of the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association. She developed and directed the Dental Assistant program from its inception in 1960 at Omaha Technical School of Dental Assisting. She was instrumental in the transition to bring the program to Metropolitan Technical Community College in 1974. Lettie retired in 1975. Lettie received many awards from the Nebraska Dental Assistants Association and was instrumental in growing the membership from 108 members when she joined to over 300 members. Besides her leadership in the dental assistant program, Lettie was active in her church, Illiteracy Club in Fremont, Fremont Junior Women's Club, Jessie Benton Chapter of the Izaak Walton League and Fremont's Centennial Celebration.

 Scholarship Criteria:

  • Financial need is required
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Enrolled and majoring in the Dental Assisting program at MCC
  • Completed at least 12 credit hours at or above 1000 level at MCC
  • Full-time student
  • U.S. citizen

Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.

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