Scholarships for Optometry Students
Scholarships (by Student Application)
The following is a list of scholarships available to current Optometry students for the current academic year. Please click on the link for the scholarship to obtain more information and download the announcement and application.
NOTE: Application materials for the current academic year will be posted as they become available.
Deadlines and Submission Sites: The last column on the right lists both the deadline and organization for submission of your application(s). "Org." indicates that the application should be mailed directly to the sponsoring organization (i.e., not submitted to Kaitlyn Guthrie in the ASAO).
Berkeley Optometry Service Awards
The School of Optometry offers its students a range of both external scholarships and internal awards to help make the cost of an optometric education more affordable and accessible.
Service awards are given to students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the optometric profession or the community during the year. These activities include, but are not limited to: service to local, national, or international charitable organizations, professional organizations, the local community, Berkeley Optometry, UC Berkeley, or the larger University of California system.
Scholarships for 2015-2016
|Scholarship Information||Link||Class Yr||Amount||Deadline/|
|Alcon Case Study||4th||$1,000,
|Allergan Travel Grant Essay Contest||1. Flyer
2. App (WEB)
|ASCO Cultural Competency Competition||WEB||3rd-4th||$2,500||Closed|
|ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics||3rd-4th||$1,000||Closed|
|Bay Area Optometric Council||-||-||$1,000||Closed|
|Berkeley Optometry Service Awards||-||1st–4th||$1,500||Closed|
|Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship,
Sponsored by Essilor
|Envision Video Competition||-||1st–4th||$5,000||Closed|
|Essilor Travel Fellowship||Email Annoucement||3rd-4th||$750||Closed
|Galina Grant (AOA)||WEB||3rd||$2,500||10/18/2015
|HOYA Grant & Scholarship||-||3rd-4th||$1,000,
Sponsored by Vision West
|International Vision Expo Grant||-||3rd-4th||$1,000||Closed|
|J. Pat Cummings Award||WEB||2nd-3rd||$1,000||Closed|
|Pat and Patrick Cummings Scholarship||WEB||4th||$5,000||10/18/2015
|Pearle One Sight||WEB||1st–3rd||$5,000||Closed|
|San Joaquin Optometric Society (SJOS)||Email Announcement||3rd||$1,000||Closed
|Turner Memorial Fund||1st–4th||$2,500||Closed
|TVCI Travel Grant||-||1st–4th||$595 to
|Varilux Student Grant||3rd-4th||$1,000||Closed
|Vision West Independent Optometry||4th||$1,000||Closed|
|Walman Optical Scholarship||2nd–3rd||$1,000 to $4,000||Closed
|Wal-Mart Foresight||-||1st-3rd||$1,500 up to