In memory of founding team member, Caroline Urbanik Szymaniak
CAROLINE CARES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME - UGANDA
The Caroline Cares Scholarship Programme was an initiative that was very close to Caroline's heart. Each year, one deserving female student receives a full scholarship to receive their dental education. The students then join us when we arrive in Uganda to volunteer and learn from our team.
Women in Uganda typically do not have the same economic opportunities as men. Research has shown that when women in developing nations are given the opportunity to obtain an education, they have the ability to lift their communities out of poverty. Traditionally, men are far more likely than women to receive continuing education in Uganda, and Caroline cared deeply about providing opportunity to these women.
CAROLINE SZYMANIAK AWARD -GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE, TORONTO
The Caroline Szymaniak / Build Your Smile Dental Foundation Award will be awarded anually to a full-time third year student in the Denturism program at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. This student can be a domestic or international student, but must demonstrate promise in Global Perspectives and Oral Health.
Caroline was a guest lecturer at George Brown College, as well as a student. It is in her memory that we are delighted to offer an annual scholarship to continue to promote dental studies in Toronto.