AOA+ Travel Grants

AOA+ TRAVEL GRANTS AOA+ Travel Grants

There will be two types of travel grants offered:

1st Option AOA+ Travel Grant

red arrow These 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 participating in state affliliate related activities.
    Requirements:
·  Optometry Unites (Wednesday)
·  3 of 6 AOA+ Pop-Up sessions (offered Thursday and Saturday)
·  Advocacy Workshop (Thursday)
·  Residency and State Affiliate Summit (check in with one state and two residency
   directors)
·  Essilor Education (Friday)
·  Luxottica Education (Friday)
·  Attend any two of the following:

          -Any contact lens education course (does not have to be a paid for workshop, 15 free
           contact lens courses to choose from)

          -Poster session
          -1 hr. of OD CE (you may take 2, 1-hour OD CE courses to complete this requirement)
          -Sports Performance Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Forum (limited capacity, by invite
           only) 


   Participation in the following events:
·  AOSA Optometry Student Bowl XXIX powered by Essilor
·  Luxottica Live!
·  Stop by the Optometry Cares table outside the AOSA Sunglass Sale
*If you are an AOA+ Advocate, please see specific requirements for your travel grant below.

1st Option AOA+ Advocate Travel Grant

red arrow This 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:
·  Wednesday Leadership Link - Advocates only
·  Advocacy Kick-Off - Advocates only
·  Optometry Unites (Wednesday)
·  3 of 6 AOA+ Pop-Up sessions (offered Thursday and Saturday)
·  Advocacy Workshop (Thursday)
·  Residency and State Affiliate Summit (check in with one state and two residency directors)
        - Essilor Education (Friday)
·  Luxottica Education (Friday)
·  Attend any two of the following:
          -Any contact lens education course (does not have to be a paid for workshop, 15 free
           contact lens courses to choose from)
          -Poster session
          -1 hr. of OD CE (you may take 2, 1-hour OD CE courses to complete this requirement)
          -Sports Performance Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Forum (limited capacity, by invite
           only)
   Participation in the following events:
·  AOSA Optometry Student Bowl XXIX powered by Essilor
·  Luxottica Live!
·  Stop by the Optometry Cares table outside the AOSA Sunglass Sale

*Requirements subject to change