Our Opportunities

Welcome to WesternU’s Institutional Scholarship Application! For most scholarships, the application opens to all students the Monday before Thanksgiving and closes the Tuesday after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but a few scholarships may have application periods around late August and late May.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students from WesternU. To apply to scholarships which require an application, you must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access the campus login portal. You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Amount varies George Li Wang and Mary Ni Wang Memorial Scholarship
The George Li Wang and Mary Ni Wang Memorial Scholarship is presented to a COMP student on the Pomona campus in good academic and conduct standing,...
The George Li Wang and Mary Ni Wang Memorial Scholarship is presented to...
  • Deadline: 02/08/2021
  • Award: Amount varies
Deadline02/08/2021
$1,000 California Optometric Association's George I. Deane Jr., OD Memorial Leadership Award
The George I. Deane Jr., OD Memorial Leadership Award is sponsored by the California Optometric Association (COA). This award recognizes one...
The George I. Deane Jr., OD Memorial Leadership Award is sponsored by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Student Excellence in Vision Therapy Award
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Student Excellence in Vision Therapy Award is presented to a graduating senior at each...
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) Student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Dean's Award (CO)
The Dean’s Award is presented in recognition of students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academic excellence by earning the...
The Dean’s Award is presented in recognition of students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Dr. Edward Hernandez Endowed Scholarship
The Dr. Edward Hernandez Endowed Scholarship is presented to College of Optometry students who best meet the following criteria as determined by...
The Dr. Edward Hernandez Endowed Scholarship is presented to College of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Dr. Harout Khanjian Annual Scholarship
The Dr. Harout Khanjian Annual Scholarship was established in 2017 by alumnus and founding member of the Class of 2013, Dr. Harout Khanjian. This...
The Dr. Harout Khanjian Annual Scholarship was established in 2017 by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Dr. Jason Drobeck Annual Scholarship
The Dr. Jason Drobeck Annual Scholarship was established in 2017 by alumnus from the Class of 2015, Dr. Jason Drobeck. This annual scholarship is...
The Dr. Jason Drobeck Annual Scholarship was established in 2017 by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Dr. John Sang Hak Lee Memorial Award
The Dr. John Sang Hak Lee Memorial Award was established in 2017 in honor of inaugural Class of 2013 alumnus, Dr. John Sang Hak Lee. This award...
The Dr. John Sang Hak Lee Memorial Award was established in 2017 in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award
The Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award was established by Designs for Vision, in honor of Dr. William Feinbloom, a pioneer in the development...
The Dr. William Feinbloom Low Vision Award was established by Designs...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
$750 Drs. Gandhi/Silani Annual Scholarship for Clinical Excellence and Leadership
The Drs. Gandhi/Silani Annual Scholarship for Clinical Excellence and Leadership was established in 2014 by Drs. Vipal Gandhi and Kambiz Silani,...
The Drs. Gandhi/Silani Annual Scholarship for Clinical Excellence and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $750
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Drs. Robert L. Gordon and Andrea Silvers Endowed Scholarship
The Drs. Robert L. Gordon and Andrea Silvers Endowed Scholarship was established in 2012 by Drs. Robert L. Gordon and Andrea Silvers. This endowed...
The Drs. Robert L. Gordon and Andrea Silvers Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500 East West Scholarship (CO)
The CO East West Scholarship is available to CO students on the Pomona campus who have demonstrated a strong commitment to volunteerism and have...
The CO East West Scholarship is available to CO students on the Pomona...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$500.00 Gary Asano, OD Low Vision Scholarship
Established in 2018 by Dr. Gary Asano, this scholarship recognizes a fourth-year student, in good academic standing, who has demonstrated the most...
Established in 2018 by Dr. Gary Asano, this scholarship recognizes a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment Good-Lite Outstanding Student Clinician in Pediatrics Award
The Good-Lite Outstanding Student Clinician in Pediatrics Award is sponsored by Good-Lite. This award recognizes a student who has demonstrated...
The Good-Lite Outstanding Student Clinician in Pediatrics Award is...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Great Western Council of Optometry (GWCO) Scholarship
The GWCO Scholarship is sponsored by the Great Western Council of Optometry (GWCO). This scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated...
The GWCO Scholarship is sponsored by the Great Western Council of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000 Hoya Opportunity Scholarship
The Hoya Opportunity Scholarship was established in 2012 by Hoya Vision Care. This award recognizes a fourth year student who has demonstrated a...
The Hoya Opportunity Scholarship was established in 2012 by Hoya Vision...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment HumanWare Low Vision Award
The HumanWare Low Vision Award is presented in recognition of a fourth year student who demonstrated excellence in providing clinical patient care...
The HumanWare Low Vision Award is presented in recognition of a fourth...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS) Endowed Scholarship
The Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS) Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by the Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS). This award...
The Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS) Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment IrisVision in Low Vision Award
The IrisVision in Low Vision Award is presented in recognition of the skills and achievements of a fourth year student who has shown an exceptional...
The IrisVision in Low Vision Award is presented in recognition of the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care
The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) / Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care is presented in...
The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) / Johnson & Johnson Vision Care...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000 Leslie B. Williams Endowed Scholarship
The Leslie B. Williams Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by Mr. Robert Williams in honor of his wife, Mrs. Leslie B. Williams. This award...
The Leslie B. Williams Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Marchon Eyewear Practice Management Award
Sponsored by Marchon Eyewear, this award recognizes a fourth year student who has demonstrated clinical and dispensing skills in Practice Management.
Sponsored by Marchon Eyewear, this award recognizes a fourth year...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Modern Optical Annual Scholarship
Sponsored by Modern Optical, this award recognizes an under-represented student who exhibits a commitment consistent with the National Optometric...
Sponsored by Modern Optical, this award recognizes an under-represented...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment Optelec Excellence in Low Vision Award
Sponsored by Optelec, this award recognizes a fourth year student who has excelled academically, contributed to service, and demonstrated...
Sponsored by Optelec, this award recognizes a fourth year student who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
Membership/Course Optometric Extension Program (OEP) Clinical Curriculum Award
Sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, this award recognizes a graduating optometry student who has demonstrated a strong...
Sponsored by the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, this award...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Membership/Course
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) Endowed Scholarship
The Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) Endowed Scholarship was established in 2016 by the Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS). This award...
The Orange County Optometric Society (OCOS) Endowed Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 President's Society Award (CO)
The CO President’s Society Award was established in 1994 by the President’s Society to recognize academic excellence, financial need, and service...
The CO President’s Society Award was established in 1994 by the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Student Award in Clinical Ethics
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is now accepting essays for the Student Award in Clinical Ethics. This annual national award,...
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is now accepting...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Equipment Volk Optical Award
Sponsored by Volk Optical, this award recognizes a fourth year student who has excelled in delivering primary eye care services to clinical patients.
Sponsored by Volk Optical, this award recognizes a fourth year student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Equipment
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,000 VSP Global Practice Excellence Scholarship
The Vision Service Plan (VSP) / American Optometric Foundation (AOF) Practice Excellence Scholarship is sponsored by Vision Service Plan (VSP) and...
The Vision Service Plan (VSP) / American Optometric Foundation (AOF)...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Walmart Scholarship
Sponsored by Walmart, this award recognizes fourth year students with a high scholastic standing that has demonstrated his/her ability to lead...
Sponsored by Walmart, this award recognizes fourth year students with a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 WUCO Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship
The WUCO Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018 by the faculty and staff of WUCO. This award is presented to a 2nd year...
The WUCO Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship was established in 2018...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Alcon Case Report Award
The Alcon Case Report Award is presented in recognition of a fourth year student who has demonstrated excellence in contact lens patient care...
The Alcon Case Report Award is presented in recognition of a fourth year...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/05/2021
Varies Joseph G. Adatto Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph G. Adatto Memorial Scholarship is awarded to COMP students and alumni who pursue an MSHS degree in CHS, show promise as future health...
The Joseph G. Adatto Memorial Scholarship is awarded to COMP students...
  • Deadline: 07/09/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/09/2021
Varies WesternU Student Emergency Support Fund
The WesternU Student Emergency Support Fund provides financial assistance to currently enrolled WesternU students who are unable to meet immediate,...
The WesternU Student Emergency Support Fund provides financial...
  • Deadline: 07/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/25/2021
Amount Varies American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians of California Award
This award is presented to a graduate for academic excellence and commitment to family practice.​ Criteria: Must be an ACOFP member Demonstrate...
This award is presented to a graduate for academic excellence and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
Varies AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant (COMP)
AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant is named in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the American Osteopathic...
AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant is named in honor of Sterling...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant (COMP-NW)
AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant is named in honor of Sterling Welch, DO, for his outstanding generosity to the American Osteopathic...
AOF Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant is named in honor of Sterling...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Rosenberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship has provided scholarship funds to the College of Pharmacy. One (1) $1,000 scholarship is available. Criteria:...
The Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship has provided scholarship funds to the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Presented each year to a current WesternU student (or students) in good academic standing who meet the following criteria: must be a U.S. citizen;...
Presented each year to a current WesternU student (or students) in good...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Amount Varies Excellence in Public Health Award (COMP)
The Excellence in Public Health Award is a national award which recognizes medical students who are public health champions, advancing the US...
The Excellence in Public Health Award is a national award which...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
Amount Varies Excellence in Public Health Award (COMP-Northwest)
The Excellence in Public Health Award is a national award which recognizes medical students who are public health champions, advancing the US...
The Excellence in Public Health Award is a national award which...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
Amount Varies A.L. and Verna Braswell Award
The A.L. and Verna Braswell Award is presented to a graduating student who most nearly reflects excellence in osteopathic patient care, with...
The A.L. and Verna Braswell Award is presented to a graduating student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
Amount Varies Aaron Jaffe, MD/CareMore Scholarship
The Aaron Jaffe, MD/CareMore Scholarship was created by the CareMore Medical Management Company in memory of Dr. Aaron Jaffe, who taught internal...
The Aaron Jaffe, MD/CareMore Scholarship was created by the CareMore...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
$5,000 Abraham V. & Amminikutty George Scholarship
The Abraham V. & Amminikutty George Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented annually to a senior dental student in good academic standing who best...
The Abraham V. & Amminikutty George Scholarship is a $5,000 award...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
Varies Academic Excellence Scholarship (GCBS)
The GCBS Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to a GCBS student in good standing. The number of awards and value of each award varies.
The GCBS Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to a GCBS student in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Amount Varies Alan D. Cundari, DO, Family Medicine Endowed Scholarship
The Alan D. Cundari, DO, Family Medicine Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Alan Cundari, who graduated from COMP in 1985 and joined the...
The Alan D. Cundari, DO, Family Medicine Endowed Scholarship is named in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
Amount Varies Albert Victor and Mary P. Kalt Scholarship
Established June 1977, the Albert Victor and Mary P. Kalt Scholarship is available to 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-year osteopathic medicine students on the...
Established June 1977, the Albert Victor and Mary P. Kalt Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount Varies
Ended
$1,000 Albertsons Safeway Scholarship
The Albertsons Corporation has provided scholarship funds to the College of Pharmacy for the Albertsons Pharmacies Scholarship. Three (3) $1,000...
The Albertsons Corporation has provided scholarship funds to the College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$0 Alumni Award (PT)
The Alumni Award is presented to a graduating Post-Professional DPT student who exhibits the dedication and enthusiasm of a future alumnus,...
The Alumni Award is presented to a graduating Post-Professional DPT...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0
Ended