Scholarships in Optometry

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.


Kansas Optometry Service Scholarship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Kansas resident enrolled in a nationally accredited school of optometry.


Petry-Lomb Scholarship/Research Grant

Award: $3,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be attending an accredited optometry school in the U.S. and desire to practice in upstate New York upon graduation. Selection is based upon academic achievement and financial need.


Professional Student Exchange Program

Award: -, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a resident of participating state and attend an approved program at a WICHE participating program.


Hinson-Hazelwood Health Education Loan

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be attending a Texas college or university. Selection is based upon financial need and credit. Applicant must be a permanent U.S. resident eligible to pay resident tuition at a Texas public college or university.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


SREB Regional Contract Program

Award: $13,500, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a Mississippi student who is seeking an optometry degree at an approved out-of-state school. Participant may fulfill the service obligation by working as an optometrist in Mississippi for one year for year year of money received.


Hispanocare Student Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 3

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen of latino descent who resides in Illinois and is pursuing a degree in the healthcare field. Minimum 3.0 GPA, minimum composite ACT score of 21, essay, copy of transcript, resume, three letters of recommendation, copy of most recent tax return, and proof of citizenship required.


Health Research and Educational Trust Health Career Scholarships

Award: $2,000, Deadline: June 15

Applicants must be New Jersey residents. They must be undergraduate juniors, undergraduate seniors or graduate students enrolled in a nursing, allied health professions, healthcare administration or hospital administration degree program. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on the quality of the personal essay submitted as part of the application.


Dr. David K. McDonogh Scholarship in Ophthalmology/ENT

Award: $5,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicants must be African American, Afro-Latino, or Native American medical students in New York City. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and a dedication to research, leadership and service.