Current Students

Lezlie Mintz Scholarship Foundation

The Dr. Leslie Mintz Scholarship is awarded annually to an optometry school student(s) who possess academic excellence, financial need, and the desire to serve the profession of optometry as did Dr. Leslie Mintz.  The amount of each scholarship award can fluctuate based upon the yearly performance of the scholarship endowment fund; however, the scholarships often range from $1000 to $2500 per recipient.  The total number and amount of scholarships awarded each year varies based upon the number of qualified applicants. 
 
Applicants must intend to practice in NJ and must satisfy the following criteria:
-- Have a current legal address in NJ or previously resided in New Jersey within the past 10 years.
-- Be a member of the student New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians organization should your optometry school have such an organization.
 
In addition to the application, you are required to have the following items sent to the foundation by the application deadline. NOTE:  If applying on line, following items must be sent via fax, email or mail.

  1. A LETTER FROM THE FINANCIAL AIDE OFFICER IN YOUR SCHOOL WHICH DETAILS THE AMOUNT OF ALL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED AND THE FINANCIAL AIDE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING YOUR NEED.
  2. A PERSONAL AND/OR SCHOLASTIC RECOMMENDATION SUBMITTED BY ANY PERSON YOU CHOOSE.
  3. YOUR STATEMENT  OF WHY YOU SHOULD BE SELECTED FOR THE DR. LESLIE MINTZ SCHOLARSHIP ( which explains your NJ residency or intent to practice in NJ).
  4. COPY OF OPTOMETRY SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS.