UNIONDALE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York (LIBERTY), an affiliate of LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation, proudly announced the award of 12 post-secondary scholarships. The scholarships are given to graduates of Union Square Academy for Health Sciences in Manhattan, New York. The goal is to support students further their post-secondary education in health-related fields, with a focus on Black and Latino graduates. The scholarships are part of a collaborative partnership with the Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning (PENCIL) as a Sponsoring Business Partner for the 2021-2022 school year.
As a Sponsoring Business Partner, LIBERTY provides mentoring, internships and immersive experiences to support student success.
Anne Weeks, President of LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York, released a statement: “As a dental benefits administrator, LIBERTY believes in empowering our community. We are so proud to invest in the future of these young leaders and we hope their success will one day contribute to improving the oral health of people in their respective communities.”
This past school year, the scholarship awardees participated in a dental research study to address dental health for early childhood ages 2-4, adolescent dental hygiene and the impact of dental care on the geriatric population. On June 14th, with representatives of PENCIL and LIBERTY present, together with Union Square Academy staff, the students presented their research on their community-based projects to create awareness for the importance of dental care.
LIBERTY is continuing its partnership with PENCIL for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
PENCIL is a New York City-based non-profit that connects New York City students with civic and business leaders for opportunities, skills, and relationships that support their journeys to success. Since 1995, PENCIL has pursued the goal of raising awareness about public education and student development with the goal of helping nearly 50,000 students by 2023. For more information, please visit https://pencil.org.
LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation administers dental benefits to over 6 million people in all 50 states and has served New York families for over 13 years.
LIBERTY Dental New York IPA has administered dental services in New York since 2009 and currently serves approximately 560,000 New Yorkers through Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Medicare, Duals, Health and Recovery Plans (HARP), Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), Essential Plan, Commercial and Exchange programs. For more information, please visit https://www.libertydentalplan.com/New-York/LIBERTY-Dental-Plan-of-New-York.aspx.