Current Students

Scholarships

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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ABB Optical Group Optometry Student Challenge

Academy for Eye Care Excellence program

Alcon Case Report Award

ASCO Award In Clinical Ethics

Avalon Excellence Eyeware Award

Bernard Maitenaz Scholarship

Beta Sigma Kappa Scholarship

BSK Student Research Grant

College Of Optometrists In Vision Development

CooperVision in Excellence in Cornea and Contact Lens Award

CooperVision Scholarships

Doctors Of Texas State Optical 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

Eschenbach Low Vision Award

Essilor Optometric Intern Program(s)

Excellence In Cornea And Contact Lens

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

GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award

Illinois Foundation for Eyecare Scholarship

InfantSEE Scholarship

Lezlie Mintz Scholarship Foundation

Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarship Program

Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award

Mattingly Low Vision

Mattingly Low Vision Scholarship

Memorial Conversations Scholarship- OD's on Facebook and Rendia

Metro Optics Contact Lens Excellence Award

National Optometric Student Association Award

Ocular Instruments Award Of Excellence

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Project Foresight

Rushion And Cicely McDonald Scholarship

Student Texas Optometric Association Scholarship

TERTC Clinical Academic Award

Test

Varilux Student Grant Award

Vistakon Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care

VSP and AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship Program

Walman Scholarship

Walmart Scholarship

William Feinbloom Low Vision Award

Zelda Schiffman Neuro-ophthalmology Award


Endowments and Scholarships



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Adler-Grinberg Scholarship Endowment

Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

B. J. Avery Scholarship Endowment

Benedict Scholars Endowment

Billy W. Armistead Scholarship

Class Endowed Scholarships

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. Nelson Reber Eye Open Award

Dr. Stanley Pearle Scholarship

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

Essilor Student Travel Fellowship Guidelines and Application

Excellence in Community Service

Excellence in Dry Eye Center

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

Good - Lite Excellence In Pediatrics

Harry Jankiewicz Memorial Endowment Fund

J. Davis Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

J. Pat Cummings Award

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

Lanny Shulman and Molly Moores Student research 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

O. W. Coburn Endowment Fund for Optometry Scholarships

Optometry Faculty Scholarship Endowment

Penny Smith and Margaret Bray Endowment

Robert H. Peterson HCOS Scholarship Endowment

Robert William Zipper Endowment Fund

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

Smith-Wensveen Fellowship Endowment

Steve and Susan Thacker Scholarship Quasi Endowment

Sticksel Memorial Fund

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

T.T. Tyler Thompson Endowment

Vissett and Adrienne Sun FERV Fall Classic Scholarship

William (Bill) Pittman Memorial Endowment

William E. White Endowed Scholarship Fund

William J. Kuhlman Optometry Scholarship Fund

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