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Pennsylvania Optometric Association

$3,400 four year full tuition scholarship at Pennsylvania State
College of Optometry to residents who meet pre-optometric
college requirements. Candidate must be in upper half of class.
Recipients must remain in upper half of class during course.

Members of immediate families of optometrists are not eligible. Woman's Auxiliary to the Pennsylvania Optometric Association

One $3,400 four-year full tuition scholarship to women residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for admittance to the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry. Two years of pre optometric college work and a ranking in the upper half of the class during the last academic year in college is necessary to be eligible. Each scholarship will remain in full force until graduation if the scholastic standing maintained in the professional curriculum ranks the recipient in the upper half of


(For information on Scholarships and Loan Funds contact: David T. Mixon, O.D., Chairman, SCOA Scholarship Committee, 201

No. Broad St., Clinton, S.C.) TENNESSEE

(Contact: Tennessee State Optometric Association, Whitley

Building, Hillsboro Village, Nashville, Tenn. 37212)
Woman's Auxiliary, Tennessee State Optometric Association.

3-year scholarship, Southern College of Optometry
First-year Grant of $250 by TSOA Auxiliary carries matching
grant of $250 from Southern College of Optometry
Second-year grant by TSOA Auxiliary only - $300
Third-year grant by TSOA Auxiliary only - $300

Total of 3-year scholarship $1,100.00.
Loan Funds
Tennessee State Optometric Association

Loan funds of $300 per year at 3% interest, with terms of repay-
ment to be arranged, are available to students enrolled in a
school of optometry.
Contact Tennessee State Optometric Association, 602-A Main
Street, Savannah, Tennessee.


(Contact the Virginia Optometric Association, 2110 Spencer

Road, Richmond 30, Virginia.)
Virginia Optometric Association

One $500 scholarship available to a Virginia resident on com-
pletion of pre-optometry requirements and acceptance by an

optometric school or college.
Woman's Auxiliary to the Virginia Optometric Association

One $250.00 scholarship. Available to a Virginia resident on completion of pre-optometry requirements and acceptance by an

Optometric School or College.
Loan Funds
Alma H. Wilcox Educational Fund

Loan funds may be obtained from the Alma H. Wilcox Educational
Fund administered by trustees appointed by the Virginia

Optometric Association.

(Contact the Washington Optometric Association, Mr. Ted Best,

Executive Secretary, 4210 S.W. Oregon, Seattle, Washington.) Scholarships Woman's Auxiliary to the Washington Optometric Association

A scholarship of $250.00 shall be awarded a student who has acquired academic credit permitting enrollment in optometric courses. It can be awarded as early as high school graduation, but monies become available and are accredited toward tuition only as the student is admitted to, and actually begins his optometric studies – normally his junior year, at the college of his choice. Additional tuitions may be received at most of the optometric schools. Assistance determined by funds available

and regulations in effect at the individual institutions. WEST VIRGINIA

(Contact the West Virginia Optometric Association Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, c/o Mr. Eugene Merrill, Executive Secre tary, Room 2, Strong Building, Parkersburg, W. Va.)

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(Contact Optometrical Association of Ontario, 83 Bloor Street,
West, Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada or College of Optometry of

Ontario, 140 St. George St., Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada.)
Optometrical Women's Auxiliary Scholarship

$75 awarded by the Women's Auxiliary to the Optometrical As-
sociation of Ontario, to third year students who have the highest
total marks for the first three years in the subject of Optometry.
$50 awarded by the Women's Auxiliary to the Optometrical As-
sociation of Ontario to the second year student who has the
highest total marks for the first two years on the subject of

optics: geometrical, physical, and mechanical.
The Board of Directors in Optometry in the Province of Ontario

Two $450 scholarships awarded to two Ontario applicants of
outstanding ability on the basis of academic standing. No more
than one of these recipients may be a resident of the City of


(Contact the Minister of Social Welfare, Ottawa, Quebec.) Loan Funds

Provincial Government of Quebec and the Pret d Honneur of the
St. Jean Baptist Society

Loan fund of $400 to $500 per year at University of Montreal.

(Contact the Registrar, Saskatchewan Optometric Association,

513 McCallum Hill Building, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.) Scholarships

The Saskatchewan Optometric Association offers one, $400 scholarship annually to residents of Saskatchewan who have completed their grade twelve or Senior matriculation. Application forms can be obtained from Dr. D.V. McAfee, Box 245, North

Battleford, Saskatchewan.
Loan Funds

Student loans are also available through the Government of
Saskatchewan and inquiries should be directed to the Department

of Education.
Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc.

Six $200 scholarship per year. The student must be enrolled and
in good standing at an accredited optometric school or college.
Contact Foundation for Education and Research in Vision, Inc.,

308 West Fifteenth Street, Austin, Texas.
American Optometric Foundation

American Optometric Foundation fellowships, usually awarded
annually, are for graduate study and/or research and are in the
amount of $1800 each. They are made to qualified applicants
who possess an academic degree, a graduate degree in opto-
metry, who are working toward their Ph. D. degree, and who plan
to make teaching or research in an optometric school or college
their career. The fellowships are approved on a year-to-year
basis for a three-year maximum, dependent on progress. The
deadline for filing an application is February 15.
Contact: American Optometric Foundation, Inc., 201 South Cen-
tral Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63105.



(Contact National Auxiliary President, American Optometric Association, Administrative Office, 4030 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63110)

Many state auxiliary affiliates provide $250 scholarships, with matching grants available from the following:

Illinois College of Optometry
Indiana University, Division of Optometry
Los Angeles College of Optometry
Massachusetts College of Optometry
Pennsylvania State College of Optometry
Pacific University College of Optometry
Southern College of Optometry
University of Houston




(Contact the Illinois College of Optometry, 3241 South Michigan

Avenue, Chicago 16, Illinois.)
Midwest Optometric Scholarship Fund

Established by anonymous donors, this fund provides several
full or part tuitional scholarships and is administered by the
college. They are available to any student who has completed
the pre-optometry curriculum required for admission to Illinois
College of Optometry and are granted on the basis of scholar-

ship and need. The Dr. John J. Brady Memorial Scholarship

This fund provides for tuitional grants to de serving students and is administered by the college. They are available to students showing evidence of completion of the pre-optometric curriculum required for admission to Illinois College of Optometry and are

granted on the basis of scholarship and need. Foreign Scholarships

Two tuitional scholarships available to qualified students who are residents and citizens of foreign countries and show evidence of completion of the pre-optometric curriculum required

for admission to Illinois College of Optometry. Fellowships

One or more full or half tuitional fellowships are offered to students entering their first professional year of study. Applicants must present evidence of the satisfactory completion of two years of college work at an accredited institution. Awards will be based on scholarship, student interviews, recommendation from professional and community leaders, and the performance in a competitive essay on "The Contribution of Optometry to My Community." Fellowships are also available at the end of the first and second years of study. One or more full or half fellowships in the amount of a half year tuition will be awarded at the end of these respective years to those students who maintain an excellent academic record and also make distinguished contributions in leadership and service. One half of this amount will be applied toward tuition in each semester in the year in

which it is awarded. Loan Funds

Four student loan funds are presently available at Illinois
College of Optometry. The Doctors Wesley-Jessen Fund, Morris
Manas Memorial Fund, Martha Gudbaur Student Aid Fund, and the
Illinois College of Optometry Student Loan Fund total over
$14,000. Loans are limited in amounts to approximately $500.
These student loan funds are available to any student who has
satisfactorily completed one academic year of study at the
Illinois College of Optometry. A loan must be repaid no later

than one year after graduation.
National Defense Student Loan Fund

Loans are available to students who are citizens regardless of
what year of professional study they are in. Approximately
$200,000 is available in this fund. Loans are repayable over a

ten year period after graduation.
Dr. Seymour G. Schneider Memorial Loan Fund

Applicant must be Florida resident attending ICO. Loan bears
3% interest on unpaid balance, and must be repaid within one

year after graduation. INDIANA UNIVERSITY

(Contact Director of Scholarships and Financial Aids, Maxwell

Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.) General University Scholarships

At least two state scholarships are offered to students in each county of the state. There are some 250 Merit Scholarships

awarded each year as well as many endowed scholarships. University Loan Funds

Students in good standing in the Division of Optometry are eligible for loans which are available to University students in

general. For other scholarships see Indiana, page 5 LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

(Contact Registrar, Los Angeles College of Optometry, 950 West

Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles 7, California.)
Alpha Gamma Sigma

Honorary fraternity in California junior colleges may nominate
one man and one woman annually to receive scholarships. Given
only to students in junior colleges. Information available from

chapter representative on junior college campuses. Los Angeles College of Optometry Alumni Association

Alumni, in cooperation with local societies, jointly sponsor $100 scholarships each to students enrolled in pre-optometry

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