InfantSEE Scholarship, sponsored by Vision West, Inc.
Vision West, Inc. (VWI), a leading national (eye-care business group offering Optometric Business Services including group purchasing services to its members), and Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation are pleased to again offer a national scholarship program to promote InfantSEE®. The winner will be awarded $5,000 and the runner-up will receive $2,500. This InfantSEE® Scholarship, sponsored by Vision West, Inc., will be awarded to the author of the entry judged to be the best essay submitted to Optometry Cares.
First Place: Shelby Nicole Baugh Bruner
University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry
Runner Up: Kalie McCartin
Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry
The student must:
- Be a third-year student member (Class of 2017) in good standing in the American Optometric Student Association and the American Optometric Association;
- Be a student in good academic standing;
- Submit a paper, written in English, not to exceed 1,000 words as well as a video, not to exceed 3 minutes. The essay and video need to address EACH of the following topics:
1. What have you done as a student to prepare yourself to become an active participant as an InfantSEE® provider?
2. How have your clinical experiences directly contributed to your development as a future participant in the InfantSEE® program and how you will translate these experiences into clinical practice as an InfantSEE® provider?
3. What do you see as the major challenges to providing optometric care to infants and how would you overcome these challenges?
4. Describe how you would personally promote the InfantSEE® program and what you envision the most effective method of marketing the importance of infant vision as an entry point into a lifetime of eye care at a state and national level.
- We recommend videos under three minutes. Supported YouTube file formats are: .MOV, .MPEG4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, and WebM.
- The video may contain an unlimited number of people, but only the participant submitting the video will be eligible for the scholarship. Each applicant choosing to do a video must upload their video to YouTube, and then email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Video must be original, and the participant must have the rights to any and all media used. Videos must not infringe on any third-party rights or copyrights. If Optometry Cares receives a notice of copyright infringements from the owner of the material, the video in violation will be removed.
For questions about this scholarship grant or its administration, please contact the Foundation.