SPIE and Optimax co-sponsor Women in Optics Scholarship for women students

Two annual $5,000 scholarships will support women studying in the fields of optics, photonics, or engineering
02 October 2023
SPIE Optimax Women in Optics Scholarship branded image.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Optimax have announced that they are co-sponsoring the brand-new Women in Optics Scholarship.

The Women in Optics Scholarship will be awarded starting in 2024, administered through the SPIE scholarship program. In the form of two annual scholarships, it will support the education of two women who are US citizens studying in the field of optics, photonics, or engineering in the United States. Each individual $5,000 scholarship may be used for tuition and fees, textbooks, computer upgrades, or any supplies and equipment required for relevant courses of instruction.

“We are delighted to share the news of our collaboration with SPIE for the new Women in Optics Scholarship,” said Optimax Marketing Communications Manager Tori Uthe. “At Optimax, we have always been committed to promoting workforce development, and we believe that this initiative to support women in advancing their careers in optics, photonics, and engineering will enhance the industry's workforce.”

“SPIE has been a longstanding supporter of women in optics,” said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford. “From creating platforms that showcase their work in optics, photonics, and engineering, to facilitating networking and community-engagement opportunities, empowering women in optics is a core aspect of SPIE activities, and I’m delighted to join Optimax in establishing this new scholarship.”

For more information, to find out more about eligibility for SPIE scholarships, and to apply for an SPIE scholarship, please visit the SPIE website.

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