The recipient of the Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence receives $10,000. Applicants for the Kramer Award must be third-year full-time periodontal students as of the application deadline at accredited U.S. periodontal programs and nominated by their periodontal program director. Candidates must be in their third year of an accredited periodontal within the US and must be nominated by the department chair. Candidates should demonstrate a personal motivation for excellence in both character and academic achievement. Personal integrity, as exemplified by leadership, community involvement, and concern for the needs of others are considered.