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Pollicove Memorial Scholarship

Demonstrating potential in precision optics manufacturing and lens design.

Application Dates
08 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
Program Prize


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The Harvey M. Pollicove Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing. Students at universities in the US are eligible to apply. 

Established in 2005, this program honors the work of Harvey Pollicove and was made possible by the generous contributions to the H.M. Pollicove Memorial Fund by Harvey’s friends and colleagues.

Application Information

How To Apply


Important Dates

Opens 08 July 2024
Closes 04 August 2024

Applicant Requirements
  • Be accepted or enrolled in a precision optics program/curriculm in the United States.
  • Intend to work in the optics manufacturing industry upon graduation.
  • Agree to complete and submit a scholarship report if selected.
Application Requirements
  1. In 500 words or less, describe your passion for the process of designing, fabricating and assembling optical components and systems.
  2. In 250 words or less, identify the impact receiving this grant would have on your research.
  3. GPA certification (Unofficial Transcript)
  4. Resume/CV
  5. One Reference Letter


Wenjun Kang
Wenjun Kang
University of Arizona, USA
Andrew Howe
Andrew Howe
University of Central Florida, USA

Past Recipients

  • Andrew Howe, University of Central Florida, USA (2023)
  • Wenjun Kang, University of Arizona, USA (2023)
  • Scholarship not provided in 2022
  • Tyler Peterson, University of Arizona, USA (2021)
  • Kellie Kiekens, University of Arizona, USA (2020)
  • Nicholas Kochan, University of Rochester, USA (2019)
  • Juniyali Nauriyal, University of Rochester, USA (2018)
  • Chris Dodds, Monroe Community College, USA (2017)
  • Kameron Tinkham, University of Rochester, USA (2016)
  • James Lewis, Monroe Community CollegeUSA (2015)
  • Antoine Lepicard, University of Central Florida, USA (2014)
  • Laura Coyle, University of Arizona , USA (2013)
  • Peter McCarthy, University of RochesterUSA (2012)
  • Nea Sample, Monroe Community College, USA (2011)
  • Mark Ramme, University of Central FloridaUSA (2010)
  • Katie Schwertz, University of ArizonaUSA (2009)
  • Katherine Hasman, University of RochesterUSA (2008)

Selection Committee

  • Don Golini, SANICA Ventures
  • James Sydor, Sydor Optics Inc
  • Walt Czajkowski, APOMA
  • Kathleen Richardson, University of Central Florida, CREOL
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