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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



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Alcon Case Report Award

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ASCO Award In Clinical Ethics

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Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care Grant

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Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship

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CooperVision in Excellence in Cornea and Contact Lens Award

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CooperVision Scholarships

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Dr. J Pat Cummings Scholarship

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Dr. Larry Alexander Scholarship

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Dr. Pat & Patrick Cummings Scholarship

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

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Dr. Seymour Galina Scholarship

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Excellence in Community Service

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Excellence In Cornea And Contact Lens

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Excellence in Dry Eye Center

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Excellence In Grand Rounds

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Excellence In Low Vision

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Excellence In Medical Eye Service

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Excellence In Neuro-ophthalmology Service Award

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Excellence In Optics

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Excellence In Primary Care

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Good - Lite Excellence In Pediatrics

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GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award

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InfantSEE Scholarship

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

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Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award

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Metro Optics Contact Lens Excellence Award

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Ocular Instruments Award of Excellence

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Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

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Project Foresight

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Student Texas Optometric Association Scholarship

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TERTC Clinical Academic Award

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VSP and AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship Program

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VSP and FYi Doctors - AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarships

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Walman Scholarship

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William Feinbloom Low Vision Award

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Zelda Schiffman Neuro-ophthalmology Award

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Endowments and Scholarships



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Adler-Grinberg Scholarship Endowment

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Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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B. J. Avery Scholarship Endowment

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Benedict Scholars Endowment

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Billy W. Armistead Scholarship

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Bruce Krutsinger Scholarship

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Class Endowed Scholarships

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Dennis & Marguerite Neely Scholarship

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Distinguished faculty Endowment honoring Dr. Pheiffer and Dr. Block

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Dr. Albert D. Love Memorial Scholarship

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

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Dr. Clinton M. and Dorthy DeWolfe Scholarship Endowment

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Dr. Desiree Hopping Presidential Endowed Scholarhsip

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Dr. Harold E. Bedell Graduate Student Scholarship Endowment

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Dr. Jack and Donna Bridwell Scholarship Endowment

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Dr. Jerald W. Strickland Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Dr. Kevin McDaid Scholarship Endowment Fund

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Dr. Nelson Reber Eye Open Award

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Drs. Dave and Judy Perrigin Endowment

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Drs. Ron and Desiree Hopping Endowment

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E.M. (Mac) and Melba Wright Scholarship

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Elena Estefan Fellowship Endowment

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Elva Ossian Smith Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Fannin and Hamond Endowment

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FERV Fall Classic Honoring Yane and Samuel Sun

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Foundation for Education and Research in Vision Presidential Endowed Scholarhsip

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Golden Brothers Presidential Endowed Fellowship

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Harry Jankiewicz Memorial Endowment Fund

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J. Davis Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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James "Jim" Brown Scholarship

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James Chin Scholarship Endowment

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Jan Bergmanson Excellence in Cornea & Contact Lens Scholarship

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Jerome Rosner Scholarship

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John and Linda Thomsen Scholarship

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John David Perrigin Scholarship

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Lanny Shulman and Molly Moores Student research Scholarship

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Le-Nguyen Excellence in Clinical & Research Scholarship

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Lorena Alanis Memorial Scholarship

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Lovitt Endowed Fund in Optometry

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Manny Family Fellowship Endowment

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Mark Lanier Presidential Endowed Fellowship

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McDaid-Ellisor Scholarship Endowment

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Michelle Black/Connie Beaulieu Memorial Fund

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Mikela D. Kwan Scholarship Endowment

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Nicky R and Lisa K. Holdmean Presidential Endowed Fellowship

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Niemann Family Scholarship

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O. W. Coburn Endowment Fund for Optometry Scholarships

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Optometry Faculty Scholarship Endowment

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Patsy & Dr. William Diehl '67 Scholarship

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Penny Smith and Margaret Bray Endowment

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Robert H. Peterson HCOS Scholarship Endowment

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Robert William Zipper Endowment Fund

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Roger L. Boltz Scholarship

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

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

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Sam and Harris Lee Nussenblatt Externship Endowment

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Seymour R. Marco Family Foundation Scholarship Endowment

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Smith-Wensveen Fellowship Endowment

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Southwest Council of Optometry (SWCO)

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Steve and Susan Thacker Scholarship Quasi Endowment

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Sticksel Memorial Fund

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

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Sue Johnson, OD & Jim Zabilski Scholarship

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Suzanne Ferimer Scholarship

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T.T. Tyler Thompson Endowment

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The Dr. Edwin Murr and Cindy Murr Scholarship

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Thomas W. Muecke Optometric Scholarship

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Vissett and Adrienne Sun FERV Fall Classic Scholarship

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W. W. Hampton Scholarship Endowment

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William E. White Endowed Scholarship Fund

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William J. Kuhlman Optometry Scholarship Fund

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William R. Baldwin, OD, Scholarship Quasi Endowment

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William R. Elizondo, OD, Scholarship Endowment

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Yeung Family Scholarship Endowment

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