Norma L. Kelly
Resident Spouse Scholarship
The OMS Foundation Alliance is proud to partner with OMSNIC to welcome spouses of OMS residents to the AAOMS Annual Meeting each year. The Norma L. Kelly Resident Spouse Scholarship reimburses travel expenses up to $1,000 for spouses accompanying residents to the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and are judged on merit, with preference given to spouses of residents who have applied to present at the Annual Meeting. Apply early, as Scholarships are limited.
  • Applicant must be the spouse of a junior or senior resident attending the AAOMS Annual Meeting. Preference is given to spouses of residents who have applied to present at the AAOMS Annual Meeting.
  • A narrative summary of your experience as a Kelly Scholarship awardee must be submitted to the Foundation within 30 days of your return from the Annual Meeting.
  • Detailed travel expense receipts must be submitted to the Foundation within 30 days of your return from the Annual Meeting.
  • Scholarship funds will be disbursed upon receipt/approval of these materials.

How to Apply

Application closes August 4. 

Please note:

ALL 2024 KELLY SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN GRANTED. Any applications submitted after June 10, 2024 will be added to a waitlist.

Honoring the late Norma L. Kelly

Norma was a former Alliance chairwoman known for her big smile and welcoming presence. Kelly Scholarship recipients are guests of honor at all Alliance events at the Annual Meeting, where  veteran Alliance donors offer friendship, mentorship and support to these important newcomers to the OMS community.

More than
Kelly Scholarships have been awarded since the program began in 2008

Kelly Scholarships were awarded in 2023 to:

  • April Bitner, Iowa City IA
  • Iva Dauti, Baltimore MD
  • Graham Keir, New York NY
  • Amanda Pickard, Jacksonville FL

The OMS Foundation thanks OMSNIC for its generous support of this program.

Thank you to all of our 2023 Alliance Sponsors:

OMSNIC, Elsevier, Canfield, Inc., Salvin Dental Specialties, PMR The Jaw Bra, Dr. Jim and Angie Henderson, KLS Martin