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Optometry Divas announces the launch of its CEO of YOU® Scholarship for 2021. The new scholarship program is aimed at upcoming 3rd-year Optometry students passionate about Optometry and future professional autonomy.


The scholarship is open to upcoming female 3rd-year students in the fall. Optometry Divas will award up to $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. Through the CEO of YOU® Scholarship, Optometry Divas hopes to turn passion into action and dreams into plans for future success.

To apply, students must

  1. Join Optometry Divas as an Associate Diva. Click HERE to join. 
  2. Register for our upcoming Escape to Serenity Educational Retreat. Registration is FREE for students. Click HERE to register.
  3. Write an essay or create a video or infographic about the pros and cons of their future modality of practice after Optometry School.
  4. Share their essay, video, or infographic on the following social media platforms and tag @OptometryDivas. Remember to add the following hashtags to your post: #optometrydivas #empowerconnectpromote #ceoofyou #ceoofyouscholarship2021 #2021educationalretreat #escapetoserenity
    1. Essays should be shared on LinkedIn and Facebook
    2. Videos should be shared on YouTube and Facebook
    3. Infographics should be shared on Instagram and Facebook
  5. Write a 5-year business plan with financials to address the pros and cons of their chosen practice modality. The business plan must be 5-10 pages long. 
  6. Upload a copy of the following below.
    • Business Plan
    • School Enrollment Verification Form (Click HERE to download form)


Submissions are due August 6, 2021. The recipient will be announced at our Escape to Serenity Educational Retreat, August 14, 2021.

***Funds will be dispursed directly to the National Board of Examiners in Optometry on behalf of the recipient as they register for the national board exams***

Thank you so much for your interest in our CEO of YOU® Scholarship. Unfortunately, the deadline for application submission was August 6, 2021. Applications are no longer being accepted.

CEO of YOU® Scholarship Application Deadline