Opportunities in Optometry Program

We’re excited to share information with you on the Opportunities in Optometry Program!

To promote diversity and equity in the optometric profession for generations to come, the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) have created the AOA/AOSA Opportunities in Optometry Grant program. This fund is designed as a one-time stipend for under-represented minority students interested in the field of optometry to help defray the costs associated with applying to optometry school.

Multiple grants of $1,500 each will be awarded annually to students who are chosen by the selection committee. Two rounds of grants will be awarded in 2023 in February and April. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered by the selection committee. These funds can be used toward the very first steps necessary when pursuing a doctor of optometry degree – offsetting the cost of the OAT exam, school application costs, professional attire, or travel costs associated with interviews. The application can be found here.

Applications now open until April 1, 2023

Molly Brown, LMSW, MPH
Program Manager
Optometry Cares® – The AOA Foundation
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis MO 63141

Post expires on Saturday April 15th, 2023