Scholarship Application

This scholarship is for students looking to further their education in the optical sciences field. The requirements to apply for this scholarship include being enrolled either part time or full time at a college or university and maintaining a 3.5 GPA. This scholarship is open to Junior or Senior Undergraduate, Graduate or PhD students attending a school in the United States. One, $1,000 scholarship will be disseminated by the Michael Pate Optical Sciences Memorial Scholarship Foundation one time per year.

The 2017 scholarship application is now closed. The 2018 scholarship application will be available in Spring 2018.

Every year, we request your completed application, PDFs of a cover letter, your resume, your transcript and at least two letters of recommendation specific to this scholarship.

The deadline for this application each year is June 30. The scholarship will be disbursed by the end of August of that same year. Completed applications and required supporting documents should be sent to

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