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Our goal is to inspire, support and mentor the students and early career professionals who will be the future innovators and leaders in optics and photonics.

We support over 30 scholarships, grants, prizes, professional development trainings, and schools benefiting students and early-career professionals annually. All donations directly support programs and are not assessed for labor or overhead fees. OSA doubles the impact of every donation with a matching contribution to the annual fund.


  • 2020 Annual report

    Our 2020 Annual Report

    Stay informed on our activities, beneficiaries and donors in 2020.

  • 2021 Ambassadors

    Meet the 2021 Class of Ambassadors.

    The Ambassdor program, funded by the foundation, connects emerging leaders in the organization with students and early career professionals as mentors and advisors. Although this year's class is only available to connect virtually, you can still meet them and learn from their insights.


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