Scholarships

For additional information about establishing a scholarship or to receive a scholarship application form, please contact:

Peggy D. Striplin
Phone: (205) 934-9838
Email: striplin@uab.edu

Barbara Sobko
Phone: (205) 934-3839
Email: sobkob@uab.edu


 

The Abel Family Endowed Optometry Scholarship
• Preference given to the highest GPA in CEVS coursework after completing all sections

• Scholarship given by 8/15

Clark F. Amos Endowed Optometry Presidential Scholarship
• Award provided to fourth year professional program student pursuing an optometric residency

• Apply by 4/15 Scholarship given 5/15

Drs. John and Catherine Amos Endowed Optometry Scholarship
• Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry at UAB

• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Arol Augsburger, O.D. Endowed Optometry Scholarship
• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry

• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Abraham Azman Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award provided to third year student in the professional program in the area of contact lenses
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Also required to write a paper
• Award given at the beginning of the fall term of student’s fourth year

Dr. Jimmy Bartlett Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
•  Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Birmingham Area Optometric Society Endowed Optometry Fund

• Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry at UAB
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to residents of the Greater Birmingham Area
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Richard B. Booth Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Open to all students must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference given to residents of the state of Tennessee
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Helen and David Bunkin Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Lester Caplan/CIBA Vision Corporation Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Awarded to fourth year professional program students
• Interest must be in cornea/contact lenses or clinical excellence in cornea/contact lenses
• Student must be in top 20% of class
• 1-3 scholarships given
• Given in the fall. Selection made by Faculty Committee

Douglas & Connie Clark Endowed Optometry Leadership Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in or admitted to The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership within the School and on a regional or national level
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Elbert A. (Bert) Coshatt/ Alumni Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award based on financial need
• All professional program students eligible
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Bob and Hulene Crosby Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Ernest DeBakey Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Preference given to all South Alabama Students enrolled in the professional program
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Lee Dickerson Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a proficiency in the GP contact lens section and clinic
• Given in the fall. Selection made by Faculty Committee

Energen/Alagasco Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Provides award to the extent permitted by law
• Preference will be given to applicants from under-represented, low-income and minority populations, whose enrollment and academic performance would enhance the diversity of the student population of UABSO
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Jess Boyd Eskridge/Alumni Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award open to all students
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Faculty of Optometry and Vision Sciences Student Optometry Scholarship Quasi Endowment

• Open to all students
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline
• Selection made by Director of Vision Sciences or Committee for the Department of Optometry

Martin D. & Rita Gaffney Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in or admitted to The School of Optometry
• Must Maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference given to person with a military background (self or family member) born in Florida
• Scholarship based on financial need
•  Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Sara Fran Hanan Endowed Low Vision Award

• Applicants must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Student who excels in Low Vision Class
• Selected by instructor of 3rd year class Fall semester
• Given in Spring of 3rd year

Dr. Kristine B. Hopkins Vision Therapy Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in or admitted to the School of Optometry at UAB
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated outstanding didactic and/or clinical abilities in vision therapy
• Selection for a beginning 3rd year student will be made by the Director of the Pediatric Optometry Service in consultation with the pediatric service faculty

Hoya Vision Care Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Provides award for students currently enrolled in the School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Eydie C. Jones Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Provides award to first year professional program student in good standing, based on financial need
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Drs. James and Robin Marbourg Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry at UAB
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Charles McCallum/Alumni Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry at UAB
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

New Orleans Contact Lens Society Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award provided to students in the professional program
• Preference given to residents of Louisiana
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Drs. Rod & Debi Nowakowski Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in or admitted to the School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 2.9 GPA
• Preference will be given to students who excel in low vision and who display consistent leadership qualities as well as hold office in one or more student organizations
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. E. C. Overton/Alumni Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Open to all students
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Henry B. Peters Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Provides award to all students enrolled in the professional program
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Frederic and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award provided to outstanding third or fourth year students in the professional program in the area of primary care
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• 1-3 scholarships given in the amount of $1,000
• Apply by 7/16 Scholarship given by 8/15

The Schaeffer Eye Center Endowed Award Fund

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in or admitted to The School of Optometry
• Must Maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated interest in scholarly activity related to contact lenses, cornea and anterior segment, diabetes, glaucoma or vision science related to the development of innovative scholarship
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

The Smith-Hammonds Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry at UAB
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in low vision optometry or students with financial need
• Preference will also be given to students from Virginia, South Carolina or Alabama
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Southern Council of Optometrists, Inc.  Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA demonstrating solid academic achievement
• Preference will be given to students from the southeastern states
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Aharon Sternberg Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award open to all students
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

VSP Scholarship & VSP- Henry B. Peters Optometry Scholarship

• Awards given to students enrolled in the professional program whose GPA at the beginning of the 4th year is in the top half of the class (one student selected for each of the above scholarships)

Vision Care Institute Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicant must be a 4th year student who has been accepted into a Contact Lens Residency
• Selection made by Director of Contact Lens in consultation with contact lens faculty

Edgar M. Warr, O.D./Alumni Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award given to all students enrolled in the professional program
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Whitewater Creek CE Seminars Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award given to third year students in the professional program
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Preference given to students who plan to practice in rural Alabama
• Preference will be given to students who have grown up experiencing optometry either through personal or family experiences
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Bradford W. Wild Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award open to all students
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

John A. Williamson Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Award given to first year professional program student in good standing, based on financial need
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Dr. Paul S. Worrell Endowed Optometry Vision Science Scholarship

• Award open to all students
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline

Sylvia D. Worrell Endowed Optometry Scholarship

• Applicants must currently be enrolled in, or admitted to, The School of Optometry
• Must maintain a 3.0 GPA demonstrating solid academic achievement
• Applications for consideration should be submitted to the UAB School of Optometry Office of Development by the announced deadline