Scholarships for Optometry Students

Preclinic Exam

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.

Unless noted otherwise, all applications and supporting materials are due via email to Kailin Hu in the ASAO by the specified dates no later than 11:59 PM. The ASAO will forward all applications to the scholarship-granting organization. Questions can be directed to the Admissions & Student Affairs Office by phone at (510) 642-9537 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Kailin Hu 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 2013-2014

Scholarship Info.LinkClass YrAmountRecipientDeadline/
Submit to
Alcon Case Study PDF 4th $1,000,
Jackson Lau
Class of 2014
Allergan Travel Grant Essay Contest 1. Flyer
2. App
1st-4th $500 - Closed
ASCO Cultural Competency Competition WEB 3rd-4th $2,500 - Closed
ASCO Student Award in Clinical Ethics PDF 3rd-4th $1,000 - Closed
Bay Area Optometric Council - - - - Closed
Berkeley Optometry Service Awards - 1st–4th $1,500 - Closed
Cummings Award WEB 2nd-3rd $1,000 Krystal Vanichsarn
Class of 2015
Envision Video Competition - 1st–4th $5,000 - Closed
Essilor Travel Fellowship -   $750 - Closed
Galina Grant (AOA) PDF 3rd $2,500 - Closed
HOYA Grant & Scholarship - 3rd-4th $1,000,
- Closed
InfantSEE Vision West Grant PDF 3rd $2,500
- Closed
International Vision Expo Grant - 3rd-4th $1,000 - Closed
Molinari - 1st–3rd $6,000 - Closed
Pearle One Sight WEB 1st–3rd $5,000 - Closed
Salierno Scholarship - 2nd - - Closed
Transitions Optical - 1st–4th $1,000
- Closed
Turner Memorial Fund PDF 1st–4th $2,500 - Closed
TVCI Travel Grant - 1st–4th $595 to
- Closed
Varilux Student Grant PDF 3rd-4th $1,000 Nia Sayady
Class of 2015
Vision West Independent Optometry PDF 4th $1,000 - Closed

Walman Optical Scholarship PDF 2nd–3rd $1,000 to $4,000 - Closed
Wal-Mart Foresight 1. -
2. -
1st-3rd $1,500 up to
- Closed
Wal-Mart Optometry - 2nd-4th $1,000 - Closed
Yamamoto Award - 4th $1,000 - Closed

Questions? Contact our webmaster by using this form.
Copyright © 2012. Regents of the University of California. All Rights Reserved.
School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2020