Important Notice: OSA's offices are closing early on Friday, 27 May 2016 at 3 PM EDT (UTC−04:00) in honor of the Memorial Day Weekend. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 8:30 AM EDT. 

The OSA Foundation provides quality programs that enable students to become the next generation of optics leaders and innovators.

We impact thousands of people each year through programs that inspire young minds, support career development, and recognize distinguished achievement.

Vision:  A thriving, robust, and collaborative optics and photonics community that inspires and empowers the next generation of leaders in the field.

Mission:  Inspire promising individuals to pursue careers in optics and photonics that lead to ongoing support and an enduring passion for the community.