Optometry Cares — The AOA Foundation Accepting 2016 Scholarship Applications

(Press Release) Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation is accepting applications for four scholarship opportunities offered to optometry student members of the AOA and the American Optometric Student Association:

Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship, sponsored by Essilor
$10,000 for one third-year student
This scholarship honors Bernard Maitenaz, one of the foremost authorities in optical science and engineering. Maitenaz is the inventor of the Varilux lens and worked at Essilor for 43 years. 

InfantSEE Scholarship, sponsored by Vision West, Inc.
First-place: $5,000 for a third-year student
Runner-up: $2,500 for a third-year student
The InfantSEE scholarship requires applicants to demonstrate their commitment to children’s vision and the InfantSEE program, which provides no-cost comprehensive eye and vision assessment for infants between 6 months and one year of age.

Dr. Seymour Galina Scholarship
$2,500 for one third-year student
Applicants for the Dr. Seymour Galina Scholarship are required to demonstrate the qualities they have developed through financial planning/work experience during and/or before optometry school that will be the most useful in a professional optometric practice. 

Dr. Pat and Patrick Cummings Scholarship
 (sponsored in part by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.)
$5,000 for a fourth-year student
In tribute to father and son, the Cummings family has established the Dr. Pat & Patrick Cummings Memorial Fund through Optometry Cares. This scholarship fund allows the legacy of two amazing individuals to live on.

Each school must set an appropriate on-campus deadline so that there is ample opportunity to judge, select and submit the entries. Entries are due to Optometry Cares no later than October 30, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. (CST).Winners will be announced in January 2016.