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April 2, 2012

New Jersey Academy of Optometry Renews Scholarship

In a long history of supporting optometric education, the New Jersey Academy of Optometry (NJAO) presented David Heath, O.D., Ed.M. F.A.A.O. a check for $7,500 at their annual meeting on March 14th.  The New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) has continued giving a scholarship grant to the SUNY College of Optometry for students from New Jersey that are attending SUNY.  The scholarship to SUNY students began four years ago and the donations given to date total over $20,000.

The presentation of the scholarship grant to the College is made every March.  Clark Chang, O.D., F.A.A.O., Secretary of the chapter, presented the donation.  The scholarship is distributed to the students through an endowment in the Optometric Center of New York (OCNY). 

NJAO also provides travel scholarships to students and optometry residents from the State of New Jersey who attend the annual meeting of the AAO.  SUNY has been a long supporter of the efforts of the New Jersey Academy of Optometry by helping to provide quality lecturers for the continuing education needs of the optometric community of New Jersey.