This annual scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is open to eligible high school seniors and college students for helping to spread the message about the importance of eye donation through public education and awareness efforts. The Eye-Bank recognizes outstanding students with the Young Ambassador Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Nordquist. The annual $3,000 award to an eligible student is made possible through private contributions given to The Eye-Bank in memory of Christopher, who was two when he died and left the gift of sight.
To apply, students must meet all of the following requirements: Reside within The Eye-Bank’s service area (New York City, Long Island, and the lower Hudson Valley (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange Counties); Be a student no more than 25 years of age who is enrolled, in a 2 or 4-year college, university, trade or technical school for the current academic year at the time of application deadline; Complete the online Scholarship Application by May 15th; Use the scholarship award for continuing education at an accredited university, college, trade or technical school certificate program.
Write a short essay, 1-2 typewritten pages, doubled-spaced, describing an educational or public service initiative in which the student participated that promoted eye, organ and tissue donation such as distributing brochures or speaking to a class or club (eye information must be included). Applicants may contact The Eye-Bank in advance for project ideas and use the promotional materials provided on our website.