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NSU Optometry Student Receives National Scholarship

Jeremy Chartash

Jeremy Chartash

Jeremy Chartash, a fourth-year student at NSU’s College of Optometry was honored with the Dr. Pat & Patrick Cummings Scholarship ($5,000) from The AOA Foundation, the charitable organization of the American Optometric Association (AOA). The AOA Foundation administers numerous scholarships that encourage students to make a difference for their community and the profession of optometry.

In tribute to father and son, both of whom passed away in separate tragic accidents, the Dr. Pat & Patrick Cummings Memorial Fund was established through Optometry Cares. This opportunity was generously funded by numerous individual donors, as well as a large contribution from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

As Cummings was a dedicated philanthropist in his profession, the scholarship requires recipients to write an essay about their goals in the area of public health and leadership roles in optometry.