Dr. Peter Collins Dental Hygiene Scholarship

This scholarship was created by family and friends to honor the memory of Peter H. Collins, D.D.S. For more than 40 years, Dr. Collins practiced periodontics in Troy alongside his dedicated staff, who were like family to him. Over the years, he held a variety of leadership roles supporting the oral health of communities in New York State. He found great joy in mentoring and instructing aspiring professionals, including dental residents at St. Clare’s Hospital and dental hygiene students at Hudson Valley Community College.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time in the second year of the Dental Hygiene A.A.S. program at HVCC; residents of New York state; and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.