Many travel grants are made available to make travel to Optometry’s Meeting® more affordable for students from each school and college of optometry. Contact your AOSA trustee for additional information on these great grants and scholarships available.
AOA Student Travel Grants
The AOA and its Student/New Graduate Committee (SNGC) are offering Student Travel Grants to each school and college of optometry. There will be two $250 SNGC Student Travel Grants offered to each institution. Students must attend Optometry’s Meeting® to receive their travel grant. Rules vary per school; see your trustee for details.
AOA-CLCS Student Photo Contest 2013
Students and Residents are invited to submit an outstanding digital image (clinical, abstract, action, etc.) paired with a brief case report that involves contact lenses and anterior segment topics. Students and Residents may submit more than one entry! The Overall Winner will receive: a $1,500 travel grant to attend Optometry's Meeting® , A TROPHY with the students name engraved along with their school's name to be displayed proudly (the trophy will travel each year to the school of the overall winner), and an AOA Gallery Print (20" X 24") canvas of the winning image. Runner-Ups will each receive: a $1,000 travel grant to attend Optometry's Meeting® and an AOA Gallery Print (20" X 24") canvas of their image. Read More...
Winners must attend Optometry's Meeting® CLCS function to receive travel grant (CLCS function to be determined in May). All winners must submit a W-9 or W-8 (international) form to receive travel grants. All submitted photos become the property of AOA CLCS.
Deadline for submission is April 5, 2013 | Download Contest Forms
AOSA Travel Grants
Supported by an unrestricted education grant provided by Allergan.
The AOSA will award two $500 travel grants per school and college of optometry. The finalists from each school or college are also eligible to compete nationally for an additional $1,000 for the top three winning essays, determined by a committee established by the AOSA, on the topic: "When treating a patient with dry, irritated eyes, what differentials are you considering to diagnose the patient's condition? What would be your plan of action to help this patient?"
AOSA Travel Grants
Supported by an unrestricted education grant provided by
The Vision Care Institute™, LLC
AOSA wants to help make travel to Optometry's Meeting® more affordablefor students. One $500 travel grant will be awarded to a student at each school and college of optometry for the winning essay on the topic: "When fitting a presbyopic patient in contact lenses, what steps do you take to decide what the best contact lens is for your patient? How do you decide between monovision, multifocal, single vision, etc."
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HOYA Vision Care Student Grant and Scholarship Program
HOYA Vision Care is offering third- and fourth-year students the opportunity to win a $1,000 grant, hotel accommodations, and airfare to Optometry’s Meeting®. To be considered, students must submit an e-poster case study involving a HOYA product. The e-poster must be submitted online by May 15. There will be one $1,000 winner at each school. The winning case studies will then be reviewed by HOYA’s ECP Advisory; the overall winner will receive an additional $6,000 scholarship.
HOYA Vision Care North America is sponsoring the program for the 20 Optometry Schools, with 3rd and 4th year students, in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Varilux® Student Grant Award Program
Optometry students who have experience in the clinic’s dispensary were invited to submit a 2,000-word (maximum length) case report on patients fit with Varilux® lenses to the applicants’ school’s clinical staff by February 1. The student with the winning case report at each school will receive $1,000, plus entry into the national judging. The national award winner and faculty adviser will each receive a $2,500 grant to attend Optometry’s Meeting®.