Scholarships
Student Travel Fellowships
Recognition Awards

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Application Window

Sponsored by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson Vision each year, this $500 award is given to recognize outstanding 4th year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellence in contact lens patient care during their optometric education. One award per year for each school/college of optometry.
Feb 1 - Apr 1, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)
VSP Global® has partnered with the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) to provide scholarships for optometry students at every school and college of optometry in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The scholarships will be funded through the VSP Global companies Eyes of Hope® Global Charitable Fund and administered by the AAOF. Each scholarship carries $3,250 in scholarship money and a $750 travel grant to attend Academy meeting.
July 15 - Aug 15, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)
VSP®, in partnership FYidoctors, has joined forces with the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) to provide scholarships to optometry students at two schools of optometry in Canada. Each scholarship carries $750 in scholarship money and a $750 travel grant to attend the Academy meeting.
July 15 - Aug 15, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)
Recognizes students who best demonstrate the ideal eye care standards of practice, achievement in both academic performance and extra-curricular activities, and participate with other professional pursuits such as involvement with patients through internships, community service, and other volunteer activities.
July 15 - Aug 15, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)

Between two and five scholarships of $2,000 are awarded for each academic year with the award going to the school or college for application to the student’s financial aid.
July 15 - Aug 15, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)

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Purpose

Application Window

Travel awards in the amount of $750. To increase AAOF student participation, create a climate of giving back to the profession, and promote involvement in American chapters at North-American Schools and Colleges of optometry.
Jan 1 - June 15, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)
ARVO Student Travel Fellowship
Travel awards are available in the amount of $750 to attend the Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.
2018 deadline passed
Frank W. Weymouth Student Travel Fellowship Grant
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Irvin M. Borish Student Travel Fellowship Grant
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Brazelton Low Vision Student Travel Fellowship
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Edward I. Goodlaw Travel Fellowship Grant
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Michael G. Harris Student Travel Fellowship Grant (AOSA President)
A travel award in the amount of $750 to recognize those optometric students who show outstanding promise to the profession of optometry as evidenced by their leadership in the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA).
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Robert D. Newcomb Student Travel Fellowship Grant (AOSA Liaison)
A travel award in the amount of $750 to recognize those optometric students who show outstanding promise to the profession of optometry as evidenced by their leadership in the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA).
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Johnson & Johnson Vision Student Travel Fellowship Grant
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
AAO Student Travel Fellowship Grant
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018

No individual applications (school selected)
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Travel awards in the amount of $750 to attend the Academy annual meeting.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Eligible candidates include third or fourth year optometry students or residents from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Academic abilities, including clinical abilities if relevant, are considered. Must be a student/resident member of the Academy. Applicant must be the first presenter of an accepted scientific paper or poster. A letter of recommendation is required. 
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Candidates must be a third or fourth year optometry student at an ACOE accredited optometry school. Student must be a current member of the Academy. Candidate must submit a brief essay (500 words) describing any leadership experience that you have acquired to date, and outline how you plan to use this experience in future leadership roles in the profession, your practice, and your community. Two letters of recommendation are required from Fellows in good standing; at least one being a faculty member at their school. The awardee is funded to attend the Fundamentals of Leadership Part I course at the annual meeting. Attendance is required.
July 23 - Aug 13, 2018
Candidates must be a 3rd or 4th year student or resident with plans to pursue a career in private practice. Must be a member of the Academy. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member and a one-page statement (about 500 words) stating why the student will pursue private practice as well as any experience acquired that will enable them to contribute to a future leadership role in the profession are required. Awardee is required to attend the Leadership Fundamentals I course at the Academy annual meeting in the year the award is received. Registration fee for that course is included in the travel fellowship. 
Closes Aug 30, 2018

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The award is $750 for the primary author to travel to attend the annual meeting. If other authors than the first author were also pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree while conducting the research, multiple awardees may divide a total travel award of $1,500.
April 1, 2018