CooperVision awards Future Contact Lens Leader scholarship recipients

July 15, 2020

Winners received $1,000 toward optometric educations

CooperVision partnered with the National Optometric Association (NOA) to award 3 optometry students Future Contact Lens Leader Scholarships worth $1,000. Each winner displayed extraordinary passion for a career in the contact lens industry, according to CooperVision.

Student recipients were acknowledged on June 27, 2020, during the Virtual Scholarship Awards ceremony. This year’s winners include:

  • Christina Huynh, Kentucky College of Optometry
  • Jessica Olson Livermont, Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry
  • Richard Wan, The Ohio State University College of Optometry

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Selected students were chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Membership in the National Optometric Student Association
  2. Academic standing
  3. Demonstration of contact lens leadership based on application essays and faculty recommendations

“A commitment to a career in optometry is a commitment to changing lives. It’s exciting to see the passion that this year’s scholarship recipients have for the profession, and specifically for contact lenses,” says Steve Rosinski, OD, senior manager of professional and academic affairs at CooperVision.

“We are honored to partner with the NOA to advance their education in this way, and we look forward to seeing the impact that Christina, Jessica, and Richard will make in the years to come.”

The NOA Future Contact Lens Leader Scholarships are awarded each year to 3 eligible optometry students. In order to qualify, students must be enrolled in their third or fourth year of optometry school or entering a contact lens residency program.

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