Luxottica announces major scholarship program for OD students

Jason Singh, O.D., chief medical officer of Luxottica, is congratulated by the Executive Council of the American Optometric Student Association after receiving the AOSA Merit Award at Optometry’s Meeting.

Luxottica Retail North America is excited to announce the new Luxottica Eye Care Optometry Scholarship program in support of eligible students of optometry in the U.S. and Canada. There will be 20 scholarships awarded in the amount of $5,000 each.

Interested applicants may apply online beginning June 23, 2017.

Luxottica continues their commitment to help optometry students as they pursue their education and career. The scholarship program, with contributions totaling $100,000, will award the students’ performance and accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. 

Jason Singh, O.D., Chief Medical Officer for Luxottica Retail North America, said “Throughout the last year, Luxottica has been listening intently to optometry students to understand how we can better support their personal and professional aspirations.  Part of their request was for the company to help offset the increasing costs associated with school, as the average optometric student graduates with $150,000 to $200,000 of debt.  In addition to scholarships, students asked for opportunities to participate in social impact projects like OneSight.  The recent Luxottica-AOSA-OneSight trip to Tanzania was a huge success and we want the scholarship program to represent yet another example of how we deliver on our commitments.”

Andy Mackner, president of the American Optometric Student Association, shares “The AOSA is committed to finding opportunities that will help our members be successful. We are grateful for the receptiveness of Luxottica to the needs of the students and the partnership that has developed over the last year. We recognize the burden of student loans and are excited to have this program to help assist some of our members.”

To apply for the scholarship, visit this link https://luxotticaod-awards.fluidreview.com

All applications must be submitted by July 17, 2017 and scholarship recipients will be notified in October 2017.

 

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