COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

Each year COHEAO is pleased to offer a scholarship award to students attending member institutions. Eligible students must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Graduate students are also eligible. For the academic year 2023-2024, COHEAO is pleased to offer 4 awards. The scholarship selection committee selected the following four recipients out of a total of 39 applications:

Lillian BertramPat Woods Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Madeline GrangerCOHEAO ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Rhiannon LaraCOHEAO ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Julia PoleyestewaCOHEAO ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford


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Donating to the COHEAO Scholarship Fund

The primary fundraiser for the COHEAO Scholarship Fund is the Silent Auction held each year at the COHEAO Annual Conference.  Thanks to the generosity of our members, the Silent Auction raised $4,000.00 for the COHEAO Scholarship Fund for the 2023-2024 academic year. We thank all who participated in this great event.  We also accept Scholarship donations throughout the year.  If you are interested in donating to the COHEAO Scholarship Fund, please contact Robert Moran or Steven Kelly .



COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2022-2023 Academic Year:

Jarese EddieDaniel Padovano Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Rose LivtakDennis Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Pennsylvania State University 
Kaitlyn DavidCOHEAO Education ScholarshipIndiana State University 
Gianna DeRussoCOHEAO Education ScholarshipMolloy University 
Christopher RamosCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Kaitlyn Windfelt-MarinCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of California

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

Brianna WarrenDaniel Padovano Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Clara HongHarrison Wadsworth ScholarshipIllinois College of Optometry
Jessie Chassan TaberCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Chicago
Marika BasagoitiaCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Teo Lin-BiancoCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUC Berkeley
Kiana PinoCOHEAO Education ScholarshipBryant University 

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

Jennifer MackBruce Lopez Memorial ScholarshipUniversity of Nebraska Omaha
Gabriella CastilloCOHEAO Education ScholarshipManhattan College
Jenna SizemoreCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Dayton

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

NameScholarship Institution
Quimby WechterCOHEAO Carolyn Hampton Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Kieu-My NguyenCOHEAO Cyndy Littlefield Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Vanessa LarezCOHEAO Education ScholarshipSouthern Methodist University
Greta KetchnerCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:

NameScholarship Institution
Eun Kyung JeonCOHEAO Carolyn Hampton Education ScholarshipNortheastern University
Ashley Nicole LehmkuhlCOHEAO Louise Slaughter Education ScholarshipConcordia College
Kieu-My Kim NguyenCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford
Ninamarie Biaise AyalaCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Hartford

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2017-2018 Academic Year:

NameScholarship Institution
Gloria Yeong Sil HanCOHEAO Carolyn Hampton Education ScholarshipGeorge Washington University
Holden Joseph DeGraveCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Alabama
Navpreet Kaur GillCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of California, Davis
Mia BenavidezCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of Texas at Austin

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2016-2017 Academic Year:

NameScholarship Institution
Steven ChaoCOHEAO Edgar Delos Angeles ScholarshipGeorge Washington University
Neeja JaisinghaniCOHEAO Education ScholarshipCornell University
Norman Dela FuenteCOHEAO Education ScholarshipUniversity of California, Los Angeles

COHEAO Scholarship Winners for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

Name Scholarship Institution
Neel ShahCOHEAO Carolyn Hampton Education ScholarshipNortheastern University
Miranda OliveriusCOHEAO Education ScholarshipConcordia College – Moorhead
Steven ChaoCOHEAO Education ScholarshipGeorge Washington University
Kelsey ClintonCOHEAO Education ScholarshipVanderbilt University