The deadline is March, 5th. Please submit directly to TSO.
There will be THREE $2,000 scholarships offered by Texas State Optical, Inc. in 2016. Scholarships are open to third year optometry students attending UHCO who meet and complete the requirements as listed below under Application Instructions.
The scholarships will be awarded at the annual UHCO awards banquet in April 2065. Recipients will be chosen by a committee of TSO optometrists. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, color, creed, national origin or disability. Information supplied on the application will be held in strict confidence. Essays will remain the property of TSO and we reserve the right to publish them.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (Read Carefully)
"Project yourself into the future and describe yourself after completing the first ten years of practicing optometry. Describe your practice, your ties to the profession and to the community.”
Application and all other items must be received on or before March 28, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to ensure their applications are inclusive of all the necessary components prior to the deadline, as TSO will not contact individuals with incomplete applications or provide confirmation of receipt for applications or letters of recommendation. Send your completed application and essay to the following email address:
Topic to Address:
Qualities I have developed through my financial planning/work experience during and/or before optometry school, that I believe will be most useful to me in a professional optometric practice.
Each school and college will choose one candidate from all applications received by their on-campus deadline. Each school must forward the individual’s name and essay to Optometry Cares® in St. Louis. The winner will be announced in January 2018.
For all criteria please visit: the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Website.