Posted On: 05/01/2017
Her scholarship covers full tuition and equipment purchases, includes a monthly stipend, and guarantees a position as an Army optometrist upon her graduation. "I am so excited to have the opportunity to give back and serve the brave and courageous soldiers who willingly carry the burden of protecting this country and its people day to day," said Second Lieutenant Zhang. "I look forward to a change of pace, new perspectives, and what I know will be a rewarding experience."
While in optometry school, Second Lieutenant Zhang is only expected to focus fully on her education and is not required to attend any training until after graduation. After completing her O.D. and a subsequent leadership development course, she will be promoted to Captain and will begin her active duty commitment. Second Lieutenant Zhang holds the distinction of being the only 2017 optometry school Army scholarship recipient in a region that covers Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana