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 Kaitlyn Guthrie 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 Kaitlyn Guthrie in the ASAO).


Scholarship InformationLinkClass YrAmountDeadline/
Submit to
Alcon Case Study PDF 4th $1,000,

Allergan Travel Grant Essay Contest 1. Flyer
2. App (WEB)
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
Bay Area Optometric Council - 3rd $1,000 Closed
Berkeley Optometry Service Awards - 1st–4th $1,500 Closed
Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship,
Sponsored by Essilor
WEB 3rd $10,000
Envision Video Competition - 1st–4th $5,000 Closed
Essilor Travel Fellowship Email Annoucement  3rd-4th $750 Closed

Galina Grant (AOA) WEB 3rd $2,500
HOYA Grant & Scholarship - 3rd-4th $1,000,
InfantSEE Scholarship,
Sponsored by Vision West
WEB 3rd $2,500,

International Vision Expo Grant - 3rd-4th $1,000 Closed
J. Pat Cummings Award WEB 2nd-3rd $1,000 Closed
Molinari Scholarship - 1st–3rd $6,000 Closed
Pat and Patrick Cummings Scholarship WEB 4th $5,000
Pearle One Sight WEB 1st–3rd $5,000 Closed
Salierno Scholarship - 2nd - Closed
San Joaquin Optometric Society (SJOS) Email Announcement 3rd $1,000
Transitions Optical WEB 1st–4th $500 Closed
Turner Memorial Fund PDF 1st–4th $2,500 Open
TVCI Travel Grant - 1st–4th $595 to
Varilux Student Grant PDF 3rd-4th $1,000 Closed

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

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