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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2023



FOREA annually awards scholarships to eligible incoming second year and advanced standing students enrolled in an American Orthoptic Council (AOC) or Canadian Orthoptic Council (COC) orthoptic/vision science accredited program. These merit based grants are intended to support the development of highly capable orthoptic students by facilitating their participation in educational opportunities.


We've received many impressive applications this year so it was difficult narrowing it down to a few winners, but we have finally came to a decision!


 

Coming in first place, we have Abigail Orvis! Abigail is a student at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute Orthoptic Program under director Ron Biernacki. She has been awarded $5000.


In second place, we have Samantha Batt! Samantha is a student at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Orthoptic Fellowship Program under director Salvatore Bellante. She has been awarded $2500.


In third place, we have Amanda Wallenfang! Amanda is a student at Children's Wisconsin Orthoptic Fellowship under director Veronica Picard. She has been awarded $1500.


We also awarded several students with honorable mentions! Each of them has been awarded $500.



Cindy Nguyen

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Director Vivian Tzanetakos







Hayley McIntosh

Dalhousie University

Director Darren Oystreck







Sydney Stogios

Dalhousie University

Director Darren Oystreck







Shayna Houdashelt

University of Iowa Orthoptic Program

Director Tara Bragg







Amanda Pfeifer

University of Iowa Orthoptic Program

Director Tara Bragg






Humayra Bobby

University of Michigan Orthoptic Program

Director Bruce Furr






Emily Sutka

University of Michigan Orthoptic Program

Director Bruce Furr







Congratulations to all our winners this year!!


 

We could use your help in supporting our rising stars! It can be very difficult for orthoptic students to gain any kind of funding to support their educational needs. With your generous donation to the Foundation for Orthoptic Research and Education in the Americas, FOREA can support more students going into the profession. Please consider donating to FOREA today.








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