April 25, 2012 | POSTED BY | News
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The American Optometric Foundation is offering the Antoinette M. Molinari Memorial Scholarship. The deadline to complete the application is June 22nd 2012. The following is some information obtained from the scholarship site which can be found here: http://www.aaopt.org/aof/scholarship/molinari/

 

Purpose

The Antoinette M. Molinari Scholarship was set up to assist an exceptional student who has extraordinary financial needs and, as such, would have difficulty meeting the financial requirements of attending optometry school. Financial need is a major criteria for selection, but academic and leadership potential are also important considerations.

Award

One scholarship of $6,000 will be awarded for the academic year. The award is made to the institution, who credits the scholarship to the student. The scholarship rotates among the North American schools and colleges of optometry. To see if your school is eligible for this year,  review the list below.

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to students holding a first through third year status currently enrolled in an accredited optometry program. Eligible applicants are students pursuing a Doctorate of Optometry through a full-time course of study in and who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 (4 point scale) or higher for all course work taken thus far in optometry school. This scholarship is not open to residents, post-doctoral applicants or pre-Optometry students.

Application and Review Procedures

The AOF informs the institutions designated for the current year’s program that it may seek candidates. The application form may be downloaded and shared with potential candidates. Students are asked to complete the application, contact the appropriate individuals for references, authorize the release of an official transcript and write a one page statement describing their education and career objectives.

The attending institution is responsible for reviewing the application for content, providing supportive authorization and transmitting the materials to the Foundation by the deadline.

The Molinari Family, in collaboration with a designated review committee, will select the scholarship recipient based on financial need, academic and leadership potential.