Grant Criteria


The Grant Criteria Page states the MFVA Mission Statement and explains Grant Types, Grant Recipients, Grant Limitations, and the procedure for having your request considered, including due dates.

MFVA Grant Criteria

 

Project Grant Online Request Submission


The online Project Grant Application Form requires answers to various questions concerning the proposed project including how it will be accomplished, why it is worthwhile, estimated cost, resources, and administration.

Submission of the application does in no way mean the funds will be granted. No plans or commitments should be made by the applicant until the request has been evaluated and approved by MFVA.

Grants will be reviewed by the MFVA Board shortly after the deadline dates of September 1 and March 1 of each year. It is imperative that your request be submitted prior to or by no later than the above dates to be considered by the Board in a timely manner.

Project Grant Agreement Form
MFVA Project Grant Application
Grant Progress Report (updated 10/27/16)

 

Research Grant Online Request Submission


The online Research Grant Application Form requires answers to various questions concerning the proposed research including the Sponsoring Optometric Institution, qualifications of the applicant, the project plan, objectives/significance/benefits, budgetary account, and publication plan.

Applicant should complete the form with appropriate attachments, including letters of support and/or recommendation from faculty of sponsoring institution.

Grants will be reviewed by the MFVA Board shortly after the deadline dates of September 1 and March 1 of each year. It is imperative that your request be submitted prior to or by no later than the above dates to be considered by the Board in a timely manner.

Research Grant Agreement Form
MFVA Research Grant Application
Project/Research Grant Report
(updated 10/27/16)

 

Scholarship Online Request Submission


MFVA Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Michigan and plan to practice in Michigan, be a third year student in a college of optometry, have a 2.6 GPA or better in professional school, and will be based heavily on the need of financial assistance to complete their education.

Your Scholarship Online Submission Request will be e-mailed automatically upon clicking on the "Submit" button at the end of the application to MFVA's Scholarship Trustee, Julia A. Holmes, O.D. You must "Submit" your online request from January 1st but not later than May 1st each year.  In addition, you are responsible to see to it that a reference letter from a professor at your college of optometry and original academic transcript (not a copy) arrive prior to the same submission deadline of May 1st in order for your application to be reviewed. These can be e-mailed by your professor and University to Dr. Holmes at holmes.julia@charter.net and again it is your responsibility that your reference and academic institution have these submitted on time. If the reference letter and academic transcript are to be mailed the address is as follows; Dr. Julia A. Holmes, 3284 Saratoga Springs Dr., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

Scholarship Online Request Form