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Amaya Moore Awarded Opening Your Eyes Scholarship to Attend Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Opticianry Program

Recipients of the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship receive $6,000 per year and reimbursement of exam fees.

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Amaya Moore Awarded Opening Your Eyes Scholarship to Attend Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Opticianry Program

(PRESS RELEASE) Funded by members and supporters of The Vision Council, the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) charity designed to provide financial assistance and career opportunities to minority high school seniors throughout the United States who have an interest in pursuing a career in the optical industry.

Available upon application to any student enrolled full-time in an Opticianry Program at partner schools within the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), the scholarship was created by The Vision Council in 2021.

Currently a student at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, Amaya Moore will be awarded $6,000 per year, as well as reimbursement of certification and state exam fees. Scholarships are renewable each year upon successful completion of all course work.

“I’ve been interested in a career in opticianry since middle school,” says Amaya. “This scholarship will allow me to pursue my dream and help others who need eyewear correction in Georgia.”

Amaya Moore graduated with honors and 30 college credits from Valdosta Early College Academy in 2021. As an eyeglass wearer herself, she felt she could relate to people needing eyewear correction and at her eighth-grade graduation, presented her future career path… in opticianry. After graduation, Amaya plans to obtain licensure in both Georgia and Florida, seeking employment opportunities in both states.

“Congratulations to Amaya on being selected by Wiregrass to receive the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship,” says Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council. “This industry is filled with people dedicated to helping people look and feel their best and we welcome you.”

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We appreciate our donors for making this opportunity possible for the next generation of opticians. For more information about the scholarship or to become a donor, visit the Opening Your Eyes Scholarship page or contact Bonnie Whitfield, Senior Manager of Membership Communications, at bwhitfield@thevisioncouncil.org.

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