During a reception in November, VSP Global announced the 44 recipients of the 2014 Practice Excellence Scholarships. The scholarship program awarded a total of $166,000 to 44 top-performing fourth-year optometry students attending schools and colleges in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Criteria for receiving one of the scholarships included the student’s commitment to enter the independent practice of optometry and academic and clinical performance.
The scholarships are funded through VSP Global’s Eyes of Hope Global Charitable Fund in collaboration with FYidoctors in Canada and administered through the American Optometric Foundation. Cheryl Johnson, Senior Vice President of Eyecare Delivery Solutions at VSP Vision Care commented in a press release, “VSP is excited to team up with the American Optometric Foundation and FYidoctors to help the future leaders of optometry. As a key component to fulfilling our mission to help people see, VSP remains committed to the advancement of optometry, investing more than $1 million dollars in scholarship support to hundreds of optometry students over the last ten years.”
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