Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship


Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship

Harvey PollicoveEstablished in 2007, this program honors the work of Harvey Pollicove and was made possible by the generous contributions of Harvey’s friends and colleagues to the H.M. Pollicove Memorial Fund.

Each year a scholarship of $4,000 USD is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the field of precision optics manufacturing. This program rotates among four universities: the University of Rochester, the University of Arizona, the University of Central Florida and Monroe Community College.

Student Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an optics manufacturing program at one of the participating institutions.
  • Applicants must be at a minimum, an active half-time student at one of the participating institutions.
  • Applicants must intend to work in the U.S. optics manufacturing industry upon graduation.
  • Applicants must agree to complete and submit a Scholarship Report if they are selected as a scholarship recipient.

Application Requirements:

  • One completed scholarship application
  • Two letters of recommendation.


The deadline for the 2013 scholarship has passed. Check back next year for information on how to apply to be the 2014 recipient! 

Scholarship Recipients:

2013 Recipient


Laura Coyle, University of Arizona, USA

2012 Recipient

Peter McCarthy, Univ. of Rochester, USA (Pictured with OSA Foundation Chair G. Michael Morris)

2011 Recipient

2011 Winner Nea Sample

Nea Sample, Monroe Community College, USA

2010 Recipient

Mark Ramme

Mark Ramme, Univ. of Central Florida, USA (Pictured with G. Michael Morris, OSA Foundation Chair)

2009 Recipient

2009 Pollicove WinnerKatie Schwertz
Katie Schwertz, Univ. of Arizona, USA

2008 Recipient

2008 Pollicove Winner
Katherine Hasman, Univ. of Rochester, USA (pictured with G. Michael Morris, OSAF Chair)

Read the criteria for eligibility and the selection process to the left and then email all the required documents to foundationgrants@osa.org.

Download the scholarship application (pdf )
1 June 2014

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