UMSL Students Receive Top Award

UMSL students

Kate Hamm (UMSL ’19), and Rachel Simpson (UMSL ’19) were honored as one of the eight teams invited to Washington, D.C. to compete for two large scholarships via Project Foresight, the Walmart Care Partners scholarship competition.

Students create their own two-member teams to compete for a $1,500 team scholarship in their region and the chance to travel to the 2017 Optometry’s Meeting to compete for the first place – a $15,000 team scholarship and second place – $5,000 team scholarship.

Teams are asked to design an optometric practice that impacts their community. The practice must demonstrate how it will promote the profession of optometry as well as respect for the individual, service to customers, excellence and integrity. Their plan entitled “Attract Millennial Optometrists” was enough for them to receive the top award.