The 2023-2024
National Vision
Scholarship Program

National Vision is asking third- and fourth-year optometry students to share their perspective on “Increasing Access to Eye Care for Children” for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship!

Three Scholarships Will be Awarded:

$7,500

First Place

$2,500

Runner-Up

$2,500

Runner-Up

How to Apply:

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1. Qualify

Submissions are open to 3rd- and 4th-year optometry students in good standing with an optometry school in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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2. Create

Write a 500-word essay or create a short video (maximum length: 5 minutes)

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3. Submit

Fill out the submission form and upload your project by February 5th, 2024

The topic to cover for your entry

Increasing Access to Eye Care for Children

How can ODs help ensure all children have access to the eye care they need to succeed?
National Vision is asking optometry students to share their perspective on “Increasing Access to Eye Care for Children” for a chance to win a $7,500 scholarship! Share your take on why proper vision care is important for all children, and how you plan to play a role in helping children receive the vital care they need, regardless of their financial situation.

Healthy vision plays a significant role in a child’s success and happiness, both at school and socially. Unfortunately, many families may not be able to prioritize their child’s eye care and visual needs because they either don’t have insurance or the income readily available.

Why is this topic important?
At National Vision, we believe it is our responsibility to help bring sight to those in need of vision correction, no matter their budget. We want to hear your perspective as a future optometrist on the importance of prioritizing eye care at a young age, as well as how you plan to aid in making regular eye exams more accessible to children from all financial backgrounds. You are encouraged to cite any credible sources that support the need for increased accessibility and affordability in pediatric eye care. You can also share any projects or programs you have been involved with during school that have focused on this area.

Key Dates:

Deadline to Submit Your Entry:

February 5th, 2024

Winners Announced:

March 8th, 2024

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Winners will be announced March 8th, 2024.
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Past Winners

Hear from the winners of the 2022-2023 program

Past winner headshot 1
Juan Manuel Giraldo
National Vision 2020-2021
Grant Program Awardee

UW School of Optometry & Vision Science
Class of 2022
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Nhi Trinh
National Vision 2020-2021
Grant Program Awardee

Southern College of Optometry
Class of 2022
Past winner headshot 3
Dana Shannon
National Vision 2020-2021
Grant Program Awardee

UAB School of Optometry
Class of 2021
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National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYE) is the second largest optical retail company (by sales) in the United States with over 1,300 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Eyeglass World, Vision Centers inside select Walmart stores, and Vista Opticals inside select Fred Meyer stores and on select military bases, and several e-commerce websites, offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. For more information, please visit www.nationalvision.com.