Apply Now: Four $5,000 Opticianry Student Scholarships

The James Michael Morris Family Scholarship, four $5,000 Opticianry Student Scholarships, is now live on

Key points:

  • Eligibility Requirements: Any Education Level. Major/Career of Interest: Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions.
  • Essay topic: How do you plan to make a positive impact through your career as an Ophthalmic Support Service Professional?
  • Application deadline is May 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 29, 2023.



About the James Michael Morris Family

James M. Morris’ passion for the opticianry and contact lens profession became personal when his son Justin was born with a very serious birth defect in his right eye. Because of innovative and cutting-edge care from a competent team of eyecare professionals, including the skill of licensed optician and licensed contact lens technician Curt Duff, Justin developed into a wonderfully normal child who attended school, played sports, went on to college, graduated with a 4.0, and received his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.

James understands just how critically important competent, qualified, and capable opticians are to the citizens of every state. He now travels the country working with State Legislatures, Licensing Boards, Corporations, and State Societies, to address issues relative to opticianry and contact lens technology. Being able to see clearly is an ability that not everyone has naturally and that many take for granted. Qualified, licensed opticians are critical for those with bad eyesight to get the care they need so that they can experience the world more clearly.

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