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FOREWORD

The A.0.A. Committee on Vocational Guidance gratefully acknowledges and expresses its appreciation to the various associations, societies, and institutions whose cooperation has made this compilation of optometric scholarships and loan funds possible.

Designed especially for use by optometrists and vocational guidance personnel in counseling young men and women seeking a future in the profession of optometry, this booklet represents the status of optometric scholarships and loan funds as of this date.

Any omissions or errors are unintentional and the Committee will welcome receiving any corrective information.

Nelson F. Waldman, 0.D.
Chairman
Vocational Guidance Committee

April 30, 1964

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Some state governments have set up scholarship and loan funds for resident students to continue their higher education, either within the state, or out of state. It is suggested that a student write directly to the Department of Education, of the state he is a resident, to leam if the state offers scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOAN FUNDS AVAILABLE
FROM AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION

STATE ASSOCIATIONS, STATE WOMEN'S
AUXILIARIES, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

ALABAMA

(Contact The Alabama Optometric Association, Department of

Public Information, P.O. Box 441, Aliceville, Alabama.)
Scholarships
Alabama Optometric Association

The Alabama Optometric Association conducts a campaign for
collection and sale of old gold with proceeds going to college
scholarships. Individuals also contribute to various scholar-
ship funds and the Better Vision Program of the University of
Houston provides the Alabama Association with one scholarship.
The Alabama Optometric Association will award a $500.00 sch-
olarship for use at the commencement of the first year of op

tometry college to a senior student in the State of Alabama. ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Optometric Association has an Emergency Loan
Fund which is administered by the Executive Board of the
Arkansas Optometric Association. Loans are usually available
quickly for tuition and fees. The loan fund has not been desig-
nated as a full degree loan program. There are limitations as to
the amount each student may borrow. Students who are inter
ested may contact: Arkansas Optometric Association, P.O. Box
188, Osceola, Arkansas.
The Woman's Auxiliary to the Arkansas Optometric Association
plans to offer a scholarship for 1964-65. It will be awarded not
later than September 1, 1964.
The Auxiliary gives a $250 scholarship and the colleges of the
student's choice (by previous arrangements with the colleges)
matches the $250 making a total of $500 available. For informa-
tion contact: Mrs. Milton E. Webb, Box 346, Blytheville,

Arkansas.
ARIZONA

(For information on scholarships contact: Dr. Richard O'Heren,

1000 Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona 85281) CALIFORNIA

(Contact Califomia Optometric Association, 926 "J" Building,

Suite 810, Sacramento, California.)
Scholarships
Central California Society Annual Scholarships

Scholarships in the value of $50 each are available for pre-
optometry study at Fresno State College, Fresno City College,
Porterville College, College of Sequoias (Visalia), Coalinga
College, and Reedley College.

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