Scholarships for Optometry Students
Professional school is expensive. Below you will find a (non-exhaustive) list of scholarships available to optometry students, which can help defray some of the costs.
Additionally, members are encouraged to do their own research for other scholarships for optometry students, including reviewing your own school’s opportunities.
AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grant Program
For underrepresented minorities interested in applying to optometry school
- Multiple grants of $1,500 each will be awarded
The AOA and AOSA have made a commitment to pave a path toward a broader and more diverse profession. The AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grant program is a sustained effort to encourage under-represented minorities to join the family of optometry and expand access to primary eye care across the nation.
These funds can be used to help defray costs associated with applying to optometry school, such as:
- OAT exam
- school application costs
- professional attire or travel costs associated with interviews
See sidebar for additional information. Application Cycle 1 is open through May 15, 2021. This is a rolling deadline and applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month to be reviewed in that month’s cycle.
This program is supported by Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation
Scholarships Available Through Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation