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Win a $7,500 Scholarship from National Vision

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Applications for National Vision, Inc's 2021-2022 scholarship program will be open through February 15, 2022. If you're a third- or fourth-year optometry student, apply today!
Win a $7,500 Scholarship from National Vision

Spend $7,500 any way you like

Submissions for National Vision, Inc.’s 2021-2022 scholarship program will be open through February 15, 2022. In its seventh year, the annual scholarship gives third- and fourth-year optometry students the chance to win up to $7,500, which is the largest scholarship amount yet for this program. Scholarship winners can use the unrestricted award money in any way they choose.
Learn more about the National Vision Scholarship Program.

Help millions of Americans

Unlike other scholarship programs, the National Vision Scholarship also aims to make a difference for the millions of Americans who can’t afford a basic eye exam. As part of the application process, third- and fourth-year optometry students are asked to share their perspectives on “The Importance of Affordable Primary Eye Care in a Changing Health Care Environment.”
“Millions of Americans cannot afford a basic eye exam and we are working to change that,” said Alex Louw, Chief Medical Officer, National Vision. “Primary care optometrists are on the front lines of patient care, including those practicing within the National Vision Doctor of Optometry network. Ensuring these critical exams remain affordable and accessible to patients is our top priority, and it’s our belief that every future optometrist should share that same commitment to making a difference.”

How to apply

Submissions for the 2021-2022 scholarship program are open via National Vision’s scholarship program portal to students in good standing with an optometry school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Beyond the first-place $7,500 scholarship, entrants are eligible to win two runner-up scholarships of $2,500 each. Within the written or short video essays, students are encouraged to include specific steps they can take through their future profession to be part of the solution and extend affordability of eye care to more patients.
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