"Thank you for the general staff scholarship. I will be using the funds to cover tuition cost for my PhD program in Education Leadership and Policy. This support will assisting me in research planning to determine dental faculty and student perceptions of online learning in pre-clinical education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning more about the utility of blended learning in dental education has the potential to inform curriculum improvements within the program and inform the dental education community. I have an interest in improving students learning experiences and this support will help me to accomplish this goal."