The American Academy of Optometry Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Vincent Salierno Scholarships.
The 2019 Vincent Salierno Scholarship recipients are:
Kenneth Dang New England College of Optometry
Mark Calixte Nova Southeastern University School of Optometry
Christopher Muegge Southern College of Optometry
Ryan Sandberg Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University
Sarah Supak University of Houston College of Optometry
Students pursuing a Doctorate of Optometry degree are nominated by his/her institution for this scholarship. Each recipient will receive $2,000 to apply to their tuition. The Vincent Salierno Scholarship is eligible for automatic renewal provided that the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and is enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a Doctorate of Optometry degree. Continued eligibility shall be determined annually.
Vincent Salierno was on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Hospital in New Jersey. His family valued and continued his philanthropy and after his death in January 1973, his widow Rose established the Vincent Salierno Scholarship Fund with Foundation to provide scholarships to students in the field of optometry. Over the past 30 years more than one hundred scholarships have been awarded.