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Optometry Scholarships

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.

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.

Optometry Tuition Reduction Program

Who may apply: Students admitted to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and certified as Maryland Residents.How to apply: Complete and file an Optometry Tuition Reduction Certification application.When to apply: Deadline to become certified as a Maryland resident is July 7.Eligible majors: OptometryELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSYou must be a Maryland resident. You must have been admitted to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO). You must enroll full-time in the Doctor of Optometry program leading to licensure as an optometrist in Maryland. Students in each class may participate in this tuition reduction program determined on a first come, first serve basis by the PCO. All inquires for admission to the PCO should be directed to the Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027-1598, telephone: (215) 780-1300 or (800) 824-6262.FINANCIAL NEEDThis award is not based on need.AWARD AMOUNTThe minimum annual reduction, contingent upon State funding, is $8,275. Only five (5) students are selected for tuition reduction, so funds may not be available to award all eligible students.RENEWING AN AWARDYou may renew your award up to three years if you remain enrolled in the Doctor of Optometry program and maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of the institution.SERVICE OBLIGATIONYou must sign and return a promissory note agreeing to serve full-time as a practicing Doctor of Optometry or professional in the field of optometry in Maryland, one year for each year you receive the tuition reimbursement, or repay the amount with interest. If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

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

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.

Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides scholarships to students pursuing a medical degree in Ophthalmology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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