The awards listed below have been made available through endowments and gifts from the generosity of alumni and friends of the School of Optometry and Vision Science.

Decisions of awards are made by the School Scholarship Committee. For many awards in Optometry, the recipient is chosen by default based on academic performance.

The majority of the awards are presented in June with the summer research awards distributed during the summer.

Students should note that awards might offset any loans or grants. Awards may be taxable.

Contact information

Postal and fax

School of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Waterloo
Waterloo ON  N2L 3G1
Fax: (519) 725-0784

Undergraduate awards

Marie Amodeo
Admissions and Program Manager
(519) 888-4567 ext. 32782

Postgraduate awards

Graduate & Research Coordinator
(519) 888-4567 ext. 35039


Andrea Carthew
Associate Director, Development & Alumni Affairs
(519) 888-4567 ext. 36319

Award list

Award recipients

Other income

Undergraduate students

A limited number of summer research positions are available each year. These are paid positions assisting in data collection and analysis in the various faculty research labs.