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College of Optometry

Giving Opportunities

College of Optometry Discretionary Fund

This fund helps advance the highest needs of the college while also providing resources to react to unexpected opportunities. This fund enhances student scholarship support, student travel to conventions and research conferences, selected faculty travel, and continuing education beyond the normal stipend they receive.

This fund also helps toward bringing highly regarded speakers to campus for seminars and special on-campus events.

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College of Optometry General Scholarship Fund

You can also give to support student scholarships directly. Your direct support of student scholarships provides our students with increased opportunities for focused areas of study. You can give to the general scholarship fund, or set specific criteria for areas of your choice you like. Scholarships can be year to year or at the $20,000+ level can be permanently endowed to provide ongoing perpetual support.

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Drs. Robert L. Gordon and Andrea Silvers Endowed Scholarship

For a 4th year optometry student who ranked in the top 25% of the class and who has demonstrated participation in the political process promoting the profession of optometry at the state, local or national levels.

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Dr. Edward Hernandez Endowed Scholarship

For a first-generation college student with demonstrated financial need; involvement or service to the Hispanic community; reside in or wish to practice in a historically underserved community. 

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Leslie B. Williams Endowed Scholarship

For a 4th year optometry student who has exhibited excellence in the field of vision care and learning.

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The Hays-Haine Family Endowed Scholarship

For optometry students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the underserved communities. 

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Gandhi/Silani Annual Scholarship for Clinical Excellence

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