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Student Scholarships

The University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) has numerous scholarship opportunities made possible by our donors, corporate partners and friends of the College. These scholarships provide financial relief for students who are in good academic standing, not on probation and/or on a special schedule. Out-of-State recipients who receive competitive endowment awards in the amount of $1,000 may have the non-resident fees waived as per University policy.

Award recipients are selected by the College of Optometry Scholarship Committee as appointed by the Dean of the College. Recipients are determined on the basis of academic merit and other specific criteria designated by the donor as outlined in the University approved endowment agreement. Unless otherwise noted GPA requirements are competitive. The Dean of the College has final approval of all awards.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a currently enrolled, full time student in the Optometry Professional Program, having completed at least one semester, and in good academic standing within the College of Optometry
  • Satisfy the specified award criteria
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or hold a Temporary Resident Card (form I-766) as provided by the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986
  • Complete a UHCO Student Data Sheet in accordance with stated annual deadline

Students who fail to meet these criteria will not be considered for an award. Award recipients are required to provide a written note to the donor(s) acknowledging the receipt of an award. This will be coordinated within the Office of Optometry Relations.


Vendor Awards

Name Details
Name Details

Alcon Case Report Award

ASCO Award In Clinical Ethics

Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant

Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship

CooperVision in Excellence in Cornea and Contact Lens Award

CooperVision Scholarships

Doctors Of Texas State Optical Scholarship

Dr. J Pat Cummings Scholarship

Dr. Larry Alexander Scholarship

Dr. Pat & Patrick Cummings Scholarship

Dr. Richard Ebling Excellence Award In Medically Necessary Contact Lens Fitting

Dr. Seymour Galina Scholarship

Excellence in Community Service

Excellence In Cornea And Contact Lens

Excellence in Dry Eye Center

Excellence In Grand Rounds

Excellence In Low Vision

Excellence In Medical Eye Service

Excellence In Neuro-ophthalmology Service Award

Excellence In Optics

Excellence In Primary Care

Good - Lite Excellence In Pediatrics

GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award

InfantSEE Scholarship

Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award

Metro Optics Contact Lens Excellence Award

Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Project Foresight

Student Texas Optometric Association Scholarship

TERTC Clinical Academic Award

VSP and AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship Program

VSP and FYi Doctors - AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarships

Walman Scholarship

William Feinbloom Low Vision Award

Zelda Schiffman Neuro-ophthalmology Award

Endowments and Scholarships

Name Details
Name Details

Adler-Grinberg Scholarship Endowment

Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

B. J. Avery Scholarship Endowment

Benedict Scholars Endowment

Billy W. Armistead Scholarship

Bruce Krutsinger Scholarship

Class Endowed Scholarships

Dennis & Marguerite Neely Scholarship

Distinguished faculty Endowment honoring Dr. Pheiffer and Dr. Block

Dr. Albert D. Love Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Charles R. Briggs Endowment for Corneal and Contact Lens Training and Research

Dr. Clinton M. and Dorthy DeWolfe Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Desiree Hopping Presidential Endowed Scholarhsip

Dr. Jack and Donna Bridwell Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Jerald W. Strickland Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Kevin McDaid Scholarship Endowment Fund

Dr. Nelson Reber Eye Open Award

Drs. Dave and Judy Perrigin Endowment

Drs. Ron and Desiree Hopping Endowment

E.M. (Mac) and Melba Wright Scholarship

Elena Estefan Fellowship Endowment

Elva Ossian Smith Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Fannin and Hamond Endowment

FERV Fall Classic Honoring Yane and Samuel Sun

Foundation for Education and Research in Vision Presidential Endowed Scholarhsip

Golden Brothers Presidential Endowed Fellowship

Harry Jankiewicz Memorial Endowment Fund

J. Davis Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

James "Jim" Brown Scholarship

James Chin Scholarship Endowment

Jan Bergmanson Excellence in Cornea & Contact Lens Scholarship

Jerome Rosner Scholarship

John and Linda Thomsen Scholarship

John David Perrigin Scholarship

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

Lanny Shulman and Molly Moores Student research Scholarship

Le-Nguyen Excellence in Clinical & Research Scholarship

Lorena Alanis Memorial Scholarship

Lovitt Endowed Fund in Optometry

Manny Family Fellowship Endowment

Mark Lanier Presidential Endowed Fellowship

McDaid-Ellisor Scholarship Endowment

Michelle Black/Connie Beaulieu Memorial Fund

Mikela D. Kwan Scholarship Endowment

Nicky R and Lisa K. Holdmean Presidential Endowed Fellowship

Niemann Family Scholarship

O. W. Coburn Endowment Fund for Optometry Scholarships

Optometry Faculty Scholarship Endowment

Patsy & Dr. William Diehl '67 Scholarship

Penny Smith and Margaret Bray Endowment

Robert H. Peterson HCOS Scholarship Endowment

Robert William Zipper Endowment Fund

Roger L. Boltz Scholarship

Ronald S. Harwerth, OD, Ph.D. Scholarship Quasi Endowment

Ruth O and Weston Pettey.,O.D. Presidential Endowed Scholarship

Sam and Harris Lee Nussenblatt Externship Endowment

Seymour R. Marco Family Foundation Scholarship Endowment

Smith-Wensveen Fellowship Endowment

Steve and Susan Thacker Scholarship Quasi Endowment

Sticksel Memorial Fund

Strickland, Floyd E. & Alice E. Graduate Travel Scholarship

Suzanne Ferimer Scholarship

T.T. Tyler Thompson Endowment

The Dr. Edwin Murr and Cindy Murr Scholarship

Thomas W. Muecke Optometric Scholarship

Vissett and Adrienne Sun FERV Fall Classic Scholarship

W. W. Hampton Scholarship Endowment

William E. White Endowed Scholarship Fund

William J. Kuhlman Optometry Scholarship Fund

William R. Baldwin, OD, Scholarship Quasi Endowment

William R. Elizondo, OD, Scholarship Endowment

Yeung Family Scholarship Endowment

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