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Here are some of the Optometry scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

R&D Systems Scholarship Application Fall 2018

R&D Systems is proud to support education in science with a scholarship program established to students who are pursuing a degree in a science related field. The R&D Systems Scholarship Program will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded twice a year for one student in the fall semester and one student in the spring semester.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program Fall 2018

Research is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science. The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year. A $1500 (or international currency equivalent) scholarship will be awarded to one student for the fall and spring semesters.

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

Eligible Applicants You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if you are From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs. A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia. Eligible Disciplines Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of medicine osteopathic medicine dentistry optometry pharmacy podiatric medicine veterinary medicine nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree) public health chiropractic allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology, and registered dietitians) graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice (includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional counseling, or marriage and family therapy) programs providing training of physician assistants

Health Services Collegiate Prgm, Medical Service

Must be a student entering the senior year of college who is under the age of 35 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Offered to African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian students. Must be a U.S. citizen attending a four-year institution studying pharmacy, optometry, environmental health, industrial hygiene, health care administration, physical therapy, or to become a physician assistant.

Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program

The Western Union Foundation Global Scholarship Program (WU Scholars) is a program designed to support young people and their efforts to pursue a post-secondary education. Selected scholarship recipients will receive USD $2,500 each to contribute toward tuition or school fees at an accredited post-secondary institution and will be selected based on criteria relating to the program's three pillars: Perseverance, Aspiration, and Community. To be eligible, students must be seeking an undergraduate degree in one of the following categories: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and business/entrepreneurship. The application, which requires a letter of recommendation and an academic transcript, opens Wednesday March 8th. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 12 at noon Eastern Standard Time. Please contact wufoundation@iie.org with any questions.

Vistakon Awd of Excel in Contact Lens Patient Care

Any fourth year student attending any school or college of optometry. A factor in the selection of the recipients is indicated by a student's knowledge of the subject matter, as well as the skillful, considerate and professional care of those patients entrusted to the student.

Corning Scholarship

Any third year student attending any school or college of optometry which is a fully accredited member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Post-doctoral research fellowships support individuals with a doctorate who are interested in academic careers involving basic or clinical research in ophthalmology, vision or related sciences. Clinical research fellows are required to spend at least 50 percent of their time on their research project, while basic researchers are expected to devote full time. One-year post-doctoral fellowships are awarded commencing July 1 to September 1. A shorter tenure will be considered in some instances. Stipends range from $5,000 to $14,000 per annum. Recipients may supplement FFS post-doctoral fellowships with institutional funds, providing the combined total does not exceed $28,000 per annum. Fringe benefits for post-doctoral fellows are not funded by FFS. If, at the time of filing, the applicant does not have a doctorate, a cover letter must be submitted with the application advising that the doctorate will be conferred by the designated commencement date of the award. Should unanticipated delays occur in obtaining the doctorate, FFS reserves the right to withdraw the award. Post-doctoral fellowships are not awarded to residents or persons who are receiving fellowships from other sources. Applications usually will not be considered from individuals who have had two or more years of post-doctoral training.

Student Fellowships

Student fellowships are available to undergraduates, medical students, and graduate students from the United States or Canada interested in eye-related clinical or basic research. Awards up to $700 monthly may be given for 60 to 90 days of full-time research, usually during the summer months. Commencement dates for student fellowships vary, but usually begin June 1. Students receiving stipends from other sources are not eligible.

Health Professions Scholarship Program

Must be a student entering the junior year of college who is under the age of 35 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Offered to African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian students. Must be a U.S. citizen attending an AMA, ADA, or AOA accredited medical, dental, or optometry school.

Kansas Optometry Service Scholarship

Recipients must be Kansas residents. Graduate students only. Designed to encourage optometrists to establish Kansas practices. Kansas helps to pay the difference between resident and nonresident tuition at eligible out-of-state institutions. Recipients must return one year of practice for each year of assistance.

Chemistry - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded in the following areas of study: Chemistry, Pre-Dental, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Osteopathy, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Optometry. Applicants may submit a supporting letter from a science teacher (preferably the chemistry teacher). This letter is to be submitted to the Chemistry department. Also, the applicants may submit a short statement outlining their academic plans and career goals. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

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