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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 Scholarships

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Dr. Larry Alexander 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 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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Dr. J Pat Cummings Scholarship

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

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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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VSP and AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship Program - Canadian residents

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VSP and AOF Practice Excellence Scholarship Program - United States residents

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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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UH College of Optometry Scholarships



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Benedict Scholars Endowment

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Billy W. Armistead Scholarship

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Class Endowed Scholarships

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Dr. Charles Briggs Scholarship

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Dr. Clinton & Dorothy DeWolfe Scholarship

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Dr. Deborah Adler- Grinberg Scholarship

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Dr. Desiree Hopping Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Dr. Elena Estefan Fellowship Scholarship

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Dr. Harold F. Lovitt Scholarship

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Dr. Harry Jankiewicz Memorial Scholarship

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Dr. J. Davis Armistead Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Dr. James Chin Scholarship

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Dr. Jerald W. Strickland Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Dr. Mark Lanier Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Dr. Mikela D. Kwan Scholarship

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Dr. Robert William Zipper Scholarship

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Dr. Ronald Harwerth Quasi Scholarship

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Dr. W. J. Kuhlman Scholarship

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Dr. W. R. Baldwin Scholarship

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Dr. W.R. Elizondo Scholarship

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Dr. William E. White Scholarship

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Drs. Sam and Harris Lee Nussenblatt Scholarship

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Drs. Smith-Wensveen Fellowship Scholarship

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Elva O. Smith Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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FERV Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Golden Brothers Presidential Endowed Fellowship

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Manny Family Fellowship Scholarship

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Nick and Lisa Holdeman Presidential Endowed Fellowship

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O.W. Coburn Scholarship

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Ruth and Weston Pettey, OD Presidential Endowed Scholarship

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Seymour Marco Family Scholarship

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Shulman Family Scholarship

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Steve and Susan Thacker Scholarship

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Texas State Optical (TSO) Scholarship

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UHCO Faculty Scholarship

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W. W. Hampton Scholarship

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FERV Scholarships



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BJ Avery Scholarship

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Class Scholarships

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Distinguished Faculty Scholarship honoring Drs. Pfeiffer and Block

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Dr. Ben Uhl Family Scholarship

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Dr. Bruce D. Krutsinger Scholarship

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Dr. David Tybor Family Scholarship

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Dr. Dennis & Marguerite Neely Scolarship

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Dr. Edwin & Cindy Murr Scholarship

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Dr. Harold E. Bedell Graduate Student Scholarship

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Dr. Jack and Donna Bridwell Scholarship

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Dr. Jan Bergmanson Scholarship

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Dr. Jerry Rosner Scholarship

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Dr. Laura J. Frishman Graduate Student Scholarship

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Dr. Lorena Alanis Memorial Scholarship

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Dr. Mac and Melba Wright Scholarship

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Dr. Robert Peterson HCOS/FERV Scholarship

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Dr. Simon Yeung Family Scholarship

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Dr. Sue Johnson and Mr. Jim Zabilski Scholarship

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Dr. T.T. Tyler Thompson Scholarship

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Dr. Tom and Carolyn Pruett Scholarship

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Dr. Tom Muecke Scholarship

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Dr. Vissett and Adrienne Sun Scholarship

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Dr. Walter and Sandra Rosen Scholarship

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Dr. William and Patsy Diehl Scholarship

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Drs. Dave & Judy Perrigin Scholarship

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Drs. John and Linda Thompson Scholarship

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Drs. Ron and Desiree Hopping Caring Doctor Scholarship

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Fannin/Hammond Scholarship

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FERV Fall Classic Scholarshp

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Floyd E. and Alice E. Strickland Travel Scholarship

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Fred Niemann Scholarship

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Jim Brown Scholarship

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John David Perrigin Scholarship

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Le-Nguyen Excellence in Clinical Research Scholarship

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McDaid-Ellisor Scholarship

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Michelle Black & Connie Beaulieu Memorial Scholarship

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Nelson Reber Eye Open Awards

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Nussenblatt Scholarship

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Penny Smith and Margaret Bray Scholarship

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Southwest Council of Optometry Scholarship (SWCO)

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Sticksel Memorial Scholarship

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Suzanne Ferimer Scholarship

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Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Memorial Scholarship

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Weston Pettey Scholarship

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William Pittman Scholarship

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Yane and Samuel Sun Scholarship

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University of Houston Scholarships



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Albert D. Love Memorial Endowment

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Benedict Scholars Endowment

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Kevin McDaid Endowment

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