DEADLINE MARCH 24, 2017!
Dr. Ryann and Dr. Brett Donaldson, therapeutic optometrists practicing at Grand Vision Center are proud to partner with schools in the Katy ISD boundaries to provide this year’s graduating students the “Always Focusing on You” scholarships. Continuing on our efforts from 2006, Grand Vision Center will provide four $1,000 scholarships to Katy area students meeting the requirements and submitting completed applications (download at bottom of page).
“We are extremely grateful to the community for their ongoing support of Grand Vision and we feel it’s our duty to support the future generation as others have supported us” said Dr. Ryann Donaldson.
Dr. Brett (the oldest) and Dr. Ryann (the youngest) are two of five boys. Their parents fit the typical profile of the working class family trying to provide for their large family. The expense of undergraduate and optometric schools were significant and through grants and scholarships, Dr. Brett and Dr. Ryann Donaldson were both able to receive their Bachelors of Science degrees from University of Maryland and both received their Optometric Doctorates from the University of Houston – College of Optometry. The “Always Focusing on You” scholarship program is in effect to students graduating in the current calendar year. Not to worry, the GPA requirement starts at 2.5 with a maximum GPA of 3.5. “We felt it important for the scholarship requirements be reasonable so more students are able to qualify and we know some individuals are late bloomers. We hope our scholarship can help nurture their academic growth,” said Dr. Brett Donaldson. Through commitment, dedication and generous grants, he graduated Cumme Laude from the University of Houston – College of Optometry.
Applications must be received by the Katy ISD high school’s counselors on March 24, 2017. A third party committee will select the four winning applicants. Students from Faith West Academy and Pope John Catholic School may also apply.
Grand Vision Center has been serving the Katy area since 1999 as the leading eye care and eyewear provider with quality care and service to their patients. This scholarship program isn’t the first time Grand Vision Center gives back to the community. Since 2002, Grand Vision Center in partnership with Katy ISD and the YMCA, continue to provide eye care and eyewear needs to students whose parents are unable to afford services. Since they began the effort, Grand Vision Center has provided a clearer future to over 1,000 students and continues to do so every day. Students qualifying for the reduced or free lunch program at school also qualify for “Glasses for Katy Kids” program. Additional information is available at your local Katy ISD school nurse’s office (The “Glasses for Katy Kids” program is a funded program underwritten by the YMCA Partners Campaign. Should you wish to make a donation, please contact the Katy YMCA at 281-392-5055 and ask for the YMCA Partners Campaign administrator.)“We’re looking forward to announcing the top four recipients at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies for the winners’ respective schools during May” said Dr. Ryann Donaldson. The “Always Focusing on You” scholarship was created to give back to a community that gives so much.
“It’s our way of saying Thank You to the community where we work and live,” said Dr. Brett and Dr. Ryann Donaldson.
Please download and complete the Scholarship Application 2017 pdf: