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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

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.

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).

Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to students pursuing a medical degree in Ophthalmology.

Unity Hospital Education Fund Health Careers Scholarship

Description: Awarded annually to promising students enrolled in medical, dental, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, therapy, veterinary medicine or any and all educational programs that are designed to educate individuals for medical or other health care services. New, current, or re-entering students in a health related field are eligible for consideration.Criteria: Permanent resident of Buchanan School District for 6 months: if currently a high school senior or a high school graduate, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent employment or military experience; if currently a college student, a grade point average of 2.5; must provide the most current transcript of grades or credits earned. Current or anticipated enrollment in an accredited college with a health related major and participation in volunteer and/or community activities.Award: Up to $1000; given at the discretion of the Unity Hospital Education Fund Advisory Committee.Some awards may be renewable.

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.

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.

Dr. Pearle Scholarships

The OneSight Research Foundation has doubled its efforts to support optometrists of the future through the Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship Fund.In past years, ten students were awarded scholarships to assist with their optometric education. This year, 20 deserving students will receive $2,000 to help fund their education. The Scholarship Committee received twice as many applications and decided that the increase in applications should be matched with an increase in scholarships awarded.

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.

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.

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.

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