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Application Deadline for Vision Source’s See the Change Scholarship is March 12, 2010
Vision Source Las Vegas is offering three 2010 Las Vegas area high school graduates the opportunity to earn $1,000 toward college tuition. Applications must be submitted in person by Friday, March 12, 2010.
By: Forte Creative Media
Scholarship recipients must be students intending to pursue a degree in a health-, medicine-, or science-related field in the fall of 2010, either at a four-year college or university. In addition, they must have a proven track record of community service, and demonstrate visionary thinking in the development of community service–based solutions to health issues that challenge Las Vegas.
Past recipients include: 2009 Foothill High School Valedictorian, Jessica Heinz, who is planning to study a science-related field at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana; and Matthew Phillips, who earned top honors in his 2008 Palo Verde High School graduating class, and hopes to study medicine at Brigham Young University.
As part of the application process, students will be expected to submit an essay including the following: a description of what they believe is an important health issue, and a proposed community-service project that will solve or mitigate that health issue.
Vision Source Las Vegas’ community-service programs include free diabetic eye screenings for diabetic patients and glaucoma eye screenings for those at high risk, as well as the See the Change Scholarship award. Individually, Vision Source doctors have traveled to various parts of the world to volunteer their time and services to meet the eye-health needs of those in less fortunate areas such as Mexico and Thailand.
About Vision Source Las Vegas
Vision Source Las Vegas is a network of board-certified optometrists that provides patients with personal care and service while offering advanced medical technology and innovative products to promote eye health. Vision Source doctors are committed to continuing education and to offering patients the most cutting-edge procedures to detect and correct eye conditions. Vision Source Las Vegas is a dedicated member of the local community and offers free eye-health screenings to residents throughout the year as well as scholarships to graduating seniors. Founded nationally in 1991, the Vision Source network includes more than 1,750 offices in all 50 states. To locate a Vision Source office near you, call 1.800.EYES.911 or visit www.visionsourcevegas.com.
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Vision Source Las Vegas is a network of board-certified optometrists that provides patients with personal care and service while offering advanced medical technology and innovative products to promote eye health. http://www.visionsourcevegas.com.