Opticians Association of Massachusetts

Opticianry Program Scholarships

George Bourque Scholarship ($500 - $3,000 per scholarship)

This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Past President George Bourque whose vision to start a degree program for Opticianry in the Commonwealth that would be partnered by the OAM led to the BFIT Opticianry Program. The scholarship commemorates George’s dedication and commitment towards the advancement of the optical profession.  

Essilor Scholar ($500 - $2,000 per scholarship)   This scholarship was established in 2009 and is sponsored by Essilor of America in order to support formal educational opportunities in the field of Opticianry. The Essilor Scholar recipient is recognized for their commitment and dedication to academic learning, and to pursuing a career as an optician.   Application for all of the above scholarship awards will be accepted from students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Enrolled in an Opticianry program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. Submit a completed official scholarship application on or before the required deadline, August 1st of the year that they are attending the program.
  3. Attach to the application two letters of recommendation.
  4. Since the award is paid to the college in the Spring (January 1st) semester, students must be full-time status (12 credit minimum load) and maintain a “C” or above in all core opticianry courses.

 Mail to: OAM Scholarship Committee, PO Box 419, Medway, MA., 02053   eMail to: OpticianMA@aol.com   The scholarship committee will determine the number and amounts of scholarships to be awarded each year. The scholarship committee shall meet each year in August to select the scholarship recipients. The recipients will be notified by September 1 st.   The scholarship awards will be made payable in the form of a check for the full amount of the award to the recipient’s school and directly applied to their tuition. The recipient will be invited as a guest to the Annual OAM Meeting in the Fall and will be presented with a certificate award.  

  • The Opticians Association of Massachusetts

    Bringing your professional career into focus

    The OAM supports and believes in having close ties to our national leaders in Opticianry. The OAM is an affiliate member of the Opticians Association of America. $25 of each member's dues go towards the OAA affiliate membership and an OAA Individual Membership for each of our members. It has been through this relationship over the years that the OAM has prospered and grown in all areas due to the sharing of ideas and resources with the OAA and other OAA affiliated states throughout the country.

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    Opticians Association of Massachusetts
    PO Box 419
    Medway, MA 02053

    Phone: 508.533.1419
    Fax: 508.533.3060
    eMail Address: OpticianMA@aol.com

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