Project Foresight Scholarship Winners Announced

walmart-logoSenior leadership from Walmart & Sam’s Club Health & Wellness judged the company’s 2014 Project Foresight contest in Philadelphia, Pa., in June, choosing the following winners:

• First place and $15,000 scholarship: Jeremy Chartash and Jay Harrelson, NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry

• Second place and $5,000 scholarship: Alexander Martin and Faustino Santiago, New England College of Optometry

• Third place and $2,500 scholarship: Ramon Yalldo and Luigi Greco, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University.

Forty-five two-student teams from 17 schools participated, making 2014 one of the most competitive years ever for Project Foresight. The teams competed by articulating their vision and developing a business plan that answers the question “What should, and will be the future of optometry?”