Optometry School Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are awarded based upon academic performance or other criteria specifically outlined. Grants do not require repayment and are based on financial need only.

 

INSTITUTIONAL MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Merit-based, internal awards are available to UIWRSO students based upon qualifying academic, service and leadership factors. These scholarships currently range from $1000 to help offset books, supplies & equipment to $8000 to help significantly mitigate the cost of attendance. These scholarships include:

 
  • Academic Achievement Scholarship

    One year award available to all classes.  Incoming students are considered based on academic criteria gleamed from the admissions file.  Active students (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Years) are reviewed annually based on the academic achievement within the professional program. 

  • Mission Award
    One year scholarship offered to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year students.  One student from each class is selected annually by the faculty scholarship and awards committee.  Students are selected who have best exemplified the UIWRSO mission.
  • Service Award

    One year scholarship offered to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year students.  One student from each class is selected annually by the faculty scholarship and awards committee.  Students are selected who have made the strongest impact on their communities.

  • Leadership Award

    One year scholarship offered to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year students.  One student from each class is selected annually by the faculty scholarship and awards committee.  Students are selected who have demonstrated strong leadership skills.

  • Clinical/Pre-Clinical Award
    One year scholarship offered to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Year students.  One student from each class is selected annually by the faculty scholarship and awards committee.  Students are selected based on exemplary demonstration of their clinical skills within the optometry course series and clinical rotations.
 

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

UIWRSO receives a large amount of outside scholarship opportunities specifically for optometry students.  Once you are enrolled, the faculty scholarship committee will forward outside scholarship opportunities to all students meeting the criteria specified in the application whether it be year in school, clinic, state of residence, etc.  Examples of some of the many opportunities are listed below:

 
 

In addition, there are several comprehensive, searchable scholarship databases on the web, including FastWeb and Wiredscholar.  FastWeb can be found at http://www.fastweb.com/ and provides access to private local and national scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. 

 


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The Rosenberg School
Of Optometry

9725 Datapoint Dr

San Antonio, Texas 78229

210-883-1190

optometry@uiwtx.edu


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210-283-6800 (for appointments)

uiw.edu/optometry/clinic