Student Travel Grants

More than $88,000 in travel grant opportunities to Optometry's Meeting await—but you must act soon!

2019 AOA+ Influencer

You could be one of 300 students to receive a $250 stipend to attend Optometry's Meeting 2019 if you become an Influencer. Influencers are people who have built a reputation for their knowledge and expertise on a topic. They make regular posts about a topic on their preferred social media channels and generate large followings of enthusiastic engaged people. Influencers will promote Optometry's Meeting 2019 (#OM2019) and help break through the communication clutter to focus on the amazing experiences offered to them as AOA/AOSA members.

Apply NOW to be considered! CLICK HERE for more information and CLICK HERE to apply.

Sports Performance and Vision Rehabilitation Travel Grant

The Sports and Performance Vision Committee and Vision Rehabilitation Committee will provide two $200 travel grant awards to students who submit an essay on certain topics and are selected by the committee.  Deadline is April 20, 2019. Please view the video for details. For more information, email Kara Webb at

Travel Trant

Allergan Travel Grant

Your photo representing glaucoma-literal or abstract-can win you a travel grant to Optometry's Meeting in St. Louis! Allergan is offering 50 travel grants to St. Louis this summer.

Prizes: First Place winner will get a $750 travel grant to Optometry's Meeting, June 19-23, 2019, in St. Louis! Second place is a $500 travel grant and third place will win a $350 travel grant. 47 other students will win $250 travel grants, all courtesy of Allergan! The top 3 photos will appear in AOSA's Foresight magazine in 2019.

Rules: No more than 1 submission per student, and each must be accompanied by a description (25 words or less) of how the photo represents the symptoms that a patient suffers when he or she suffers from glaucoma or blindness. You agree that AOSA has permission to reproduce and share your photo. You cannot re-submit a photo that has been submitted in prior years. Photos will be judged by the AOSA's Media & Marketing Committee and winners will be notified May 18.  Winners will receive their grants post-Optometry's Meeting.

Deadline for entry is April 30, 2019CLICK HERE to submit your photo and description!

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