Endowment and Scholarships

The Endowment and Scholarship Fund was established to develop and support philanthropic programs that promote awareness and education for eye and vision health. To achieve this goal, the Endowment and Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee develops and promotes financial planning programs supported by philanthropic contribution from our generous constituency.

The Endowment and Scholarship Fund is now an established entity of Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation that offers those who wish to make donations in support of the profession of optometry; primarily in the form of scholarships and tributes.


Endowed and Annual scholarships can be established to provide lasting annual scholarships for optometry students. Support for scholarship grants is one of the most important investments you can make in the present and future success of optometry students.


The Book of Memory & Tribute is designed to encourage individuals and groups to make donations for endowment purposes in the names of those who have obtained various achievements or who are to be immortalized. Optometry Cares also accepts endowment gifts to benefit all of its entities. The Foundation staff will work with you to structure an endowment gift to best support the program of your choosing.

Special Thanks to Our
Scholarship and Endowment Supporters

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Your investment will ensure that The AOA Foundation continues to provide immediate relief to those in need in the wake of natural disasters, vision care to needy Americans, scholarships for optometry students, preservation of optometry’s history and public education about the need for a lifetime of vision care.

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