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Spectacle Makers’ 2020 Bursary Scheme goes live

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity has launched its 2020 bursary scheme for first-year optical students.

The scheme offers bursary awards of up to £1,000 for first year students registered on UK courses in dispensing, optometry and orthoptics, optical technician and assistant training programmes at Level 4 and above, and ophthalmic nursing students.

This is a competitive and time-limited scheme. Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 18 December 2020 using the online form here.

Liz Shilling, Chair of The Spectacle Makers’ Charity, said:

In the last 4 years, Spectacle Makers’ award schemes have helped more than 75 young people take their first steps in a wide variety of eye health careers. It is a testament to their dedication that 10 out of 14 award winners who graduated earlier this year achieved first-class degrees.

This year, teaching methods have had to adapt rapidly in the face of very challenging circumstances. We know there are students who will really benefit from a little extra support. We’ll be looking forward to hearing their stories and following their progress.

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity aims to inspire future generations committed to visionary eyecare, building upon the rich heritage of our founders, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.”