Optometry Tuition Reduction Program

Scholarship Description

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.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: 5

Min Award: 8275

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2019-07-07


Sponsoring Organization Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401

Contact Person:

Phone: 410-260-4565 / Toll Free: 1-800-974-1024

Fax: (410) 260-3200