FOREA Orthoptic Student Scholarship Program
FOREA Scholarships are available to incoming second year and advanced standing students (graduating in 2022) enrolled in an American Orthoptic Council (AOC) or Canadian Orthoptic Council (COC) orthoptic/vision science accredited program. This merit-based funding is intended to support the development of highly capable orthoptic students by facilitating their participation in educational opportunities.
Students may apply for funding for expenses including, but not limited to:
- Matriculation in an Orthoptic Training Program
- Attendance at regional, national, or international Orthoptic meetings, including AAPOS, WSPOS, IOA or ISA meetings
- Tuition for online educational opportunities
- Other acceptable educational opportunities
Over $12,000 (USD) in scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in 2021, who meet all scholarship requirements.
The 2021 Student Application Cycle is now open! Applications due by May 31, 2021.
Please provide two letters of recommendation. One letter MUST come from your current Orthoptic Training Program Director. Please give her/him a copy of the Letter for Referees, which outlines the information the Committee requires to support your application.
Any questions can be addressed to:
Carole M. Panton CO, OC(C) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair – FOREA Educational Scholarship Committee