AOA+ Travel Grants

AOA+ TRAVEL GRANTS AOA+ Travel Grants

There will be two types of travel grants offered:

1st Option AOA+ Travel Grant

red arrowThese grants will be offerd to students and new doctors (granduation years 2015-2019) on a first come first serve basis. Upon registration for Optometry's Meeting, there will be a travel grant selection box that will secure their grant. Exceptions will be made if the student or new doctor is participation in state affliliate related activities.
   ** Exceptions will be made if the student or new doctor is participating in affliliate related
       activities
          *Requirements:
• Be an AOA/AOSA state association affiliate member· Register for Optometry's Meeting 2020
• Attend each of the following events:    
     o AOA's Optometry Unites (Wednesday, June 24, 4pm - 5pm)
     o AOA+ Advocacy Workshop (Thursday, June 25th, 1pm - 3pm)
•  Take a minimum of 8 AOA+ Pop-Up Sessions    
     o 3 Pop-Up sessions must be "EyeFwd" Pop-Ups in order to attend Luxottica Live! Event on
        Friday, June 26
•  AOA+ Residency and State Affiliate Summit, please stop by anytime between 1pm - 3pm on     Friday, June 26
•  Attend any three of the following:    
     o Any contact lens education course
     o One AOA+ Leadership Link session
     o Poster Session
     o One hour of OD CE
     o Vision Rehabilitation Forum
•  Participate in the following events:    
     o AOSA Optometry Student Bowl XXIX powered by Essilor
     o Luxottica Live!
• Stop by the Optometry Cares table outside the AOSA Sunglass Sale

1st Option AOA+ Advocate Travel Grant

red arrowThis grant amount is for AOA+ Advocates who have been selected by their state or AOSA trustee to participate in additional advocacy related events and programs. This is not open to all students.
          *Requirements:
• Be an AOA/AOSA state association affiliate member
• Register for Optometry's Meeting 2020
• Attend each of the following events:
     o AOA's Optometry Unites (Wednesday, June 24, 4pm - 5pm)
     o AOA's Advocacy Training (Wednesday, June 24, 9am - 11am)
     o Participate in a Hill visit with your assigned state association affiliate
     o Participate in state association affiliate events if your state schedules something and
        requests your presence (ex: dinner, reception, etc.)
     o AOA+ Advocacy Workshop (Thursday, June 25th, 1pm - 3pm)
• Take a minimum of 8 AOA+ Pop-Up Sessions
     o 3 Pop-Up sessions must be "EyeFwd" Pop-Ups in order to attend Luxottica Live! Event on
        Friday, June 26
• AOA+ Residency and State Affiliate Summit, please stop by anytime between 1pm - 3pm on
   Friday, June 26
• Attend any three of the following:
     o Any contact lens education course
     o One AOA+ Leadership Link session
     o Poster Session
     o One hour of OD CE
     o Vision Rehabilitation Forum
• Participate in the following events:
     o AOSA Optometry Student Bowl XXIX powered by Essilor
     o Luxottica Live!
• Stop by the Optometry Cares table outside the AOSA Sunglass Sale

*Requirements subject to change