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Optometry Scholarships

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

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

ACLS Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

ACLS Certification Institute is offering a 2,500 scholarship to a student enrolled or accepted to medical school, dental school, or nursing school. We want applicants to submit ideas to improve mental health awareness such as a system they would change, or a service/program that would be helpful. Applicants must apply by November 30, 2017 with a 30-45 second video of their idea. Our goal by offering this scholarship is to find effective ways in dealing with the stress/anxiety/depression among medical students and to remove the stigma about receiving mental health treatment.

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

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.

Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to students pursuing a medical degree in Ophthalmology.

Optometry Incentive Program

Eligibility requirements: Legal residents of Delaware U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens Full-time students enrolled in a program preparing them for licensure as an optometrist in Delaware Award: Loan not to exceed cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and other direct educational expenses Renewable for three additional years Loan forgiveness provisions at a rate of one year of employment as an optometrist in Delaware for one year of loan

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).

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.

JustHomeMedical.com Health Care Leaders Scholarship

Just Home Medical—the online resource for all your home medical supplies—is proud to announce our first ever JustHomeMedical.com Health Care Leaders Scholarship! As part of our ongoing commitment to helping families maintain healthy lifestyles, we will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one health care student. Best of all, we don’t require any boring essays or long application forms. To apply, simply make a video answering the question: "What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader?" How to Apply: Make a video answering the question—What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader? Videos must be under 3 minutes. They’ll be judged on creativity and thoughtfulness. Include our URL somewhere in your video and video description. Email a link to your video to scholarship@justhomemedical.com. In your email, include your full name, school year & what health care program you are/will be attending. All applications are due by December 31. Requirements: The winner must be enrolled in an accredited US school. The winner must be in some type of health care program, whether they’re studying to be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, dentist or medical technician. Not sure if you qualify? Just email us at scholarship@justhomemedical.com. The winner must be a legal US resident. The winner cannot be an employee or relative of JustHomeMedical.com. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school. By applying, the winner grants us full permission to use their video on our site.

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.

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.

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