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NYSSO Student Research Award
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Attention All New York State Ophthalmic Dispensing Students:

Grand Prize –  $1,000 Scholarship for top research paper in New York State.

School Prize – The top entry from each school will receive a $250 scholarship. 

In addition, the four winning entries will be published in The Eye Opener, NYSSO’s newsletter and on our website. 

Depending on subject, NYSSO may also convert winning entries into New York State-approved continuing education mail-in course for the benefit of the membership. Authors will receive full credit for work.

Competition Requirements:Applicants are asked to write an original written work of research on any topic relevant to Ophthalmic Dispensing or Contact Lenses. 

Papers must:

  • Be a minimum of 2,000 words long.
  • Properly cite all references and sources.
  • Be reviewed by a faculty adviser to ensure content appropriateness, grammar and spelling.
  • Be submitted electronically with one inch margins.
  • Have a cover sheet that lists the following information
  • Applicant’s name, school program, adviser or instructor, home address, phone number and e-mail address. 

Submitting Entries:Please submit your original research paper electronically by April 11, 2014 to: Please put "Student Research” in the subject line.  

Questions:Please contact NYSSO at or (518) 426-0599.


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Schenectady, NY 12303

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