Financial Aid and Scholarships

Guide to grants and scholarships for students and residents


Optometry school costs can be high. The AOA offers student members tools, resources and guides for obtaining financial aid, including optometry scholarships and grants.

Below is a comprehensive list of general and school-based scholarship and grant resources. Remember to check back regularly, as we’ll update this guide with new information as it becomes available. In addition to the lists below, also check with your state affiliate association for further assistance.

General optometry scholarship and grant resources:

School-based optometry scholarship and grant resources:

The Resident’s Guide to Resources in Research and Scholarship

The AOA also features the Resident’s Guide to Resources in Research and Scholarship, developed by the Council on Research to advocate for optometric research. Browse the available travel and research grants and fellowships.

FINANCIAL AID

Assistance in securing financial aid for attending optometry school, budget support and more.
 
 

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RESIDENCIES

Learn what accredited optometric residency programs are available and granted by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.


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Managing Your Classes

TOOLS & RESOURCES

A helpful list of tools, resources and opportunities to enhance both your student and optometry career as an AOA member.


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