Optometry Divas, an organization that seeks to empower, connect and promote the success of women ODs, is looking for upcoming third-year optometry school students with a passion for potometry and the desire for professional autonomy. As such, it launched the launch of its CEO of YOU® Scholarship for 2021.
The scholarship is open to upcoming female third-year students in the fall. Optometry Divas will award $3,000 in scholarship to the winner to pay for the following NBEO Examinations:
· Part I ABS
· Part II PAM
· Part III CSE
Optometry Divas believes that professional autonomy and a passion for one’s career bear enormous potential to initiate change, and students will play an important role in shaping the future of optometry. By identifying SMART goals and developing a plan for success while in school, students can help build a brighter future for the profession.
“Optometry Divas is committed to investing in young people, and inviting students to think about their professional future in their third year will give them the clarity and confidence required for success,” says Lauretta Justin, OD, founder of Optometry Divas. “We hope that our new scholarship will not only encourage students to focus on their future plans but also inspire them to take pride in their profession and to encourage others to do so as well.”
Students must do the following.
- Write an essay or create a video or infographic about the pros and cons of their future modality of practice after Optometry School.
- Write a five-year business plan for their chosen practice modality.
- Share the essay on LinkedIn and Facebook, video on YouTube and Facebook or infographic on Instagram and Facebook and tag @OptometryDivas.
- As a final step, upload a copy of the business plan with the links to the social medial posts to https://optometrydivas.com/ceo-of-you-scholarship/
Submissions are due August 6, 2021. The winner will be announced at at OD Diva’s Escape to Serenity Educational Retreat, August 14, 2021.
Visit optometrydivas.com for more information.