Hanks Scholarships

For Optometry Students in Countries with Emerging Optometry Courses

Dr Anthony & Vicki Hanks Scholarships

 

These scholarships are used to support exceptional optometry students to further their professional studies in countries where optometry is now a developing profession.

 

These scholarships were originally used in 2018 & 2019 to support outstanding students in Vietnam, where the optometry school is a joint initiative between the Brien Holden Vision Institute, the University of Medicine Pham Ngoc Thach and the Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital.

Now independent scholarships of USD1000 each are granted by Australian optometrist Dr Tony Hanks OAM and his wife Mrs Vicki Hanks. They are funded by all sales of shared optometry resources on this website.

Countries where optometry is emerging

Students are invited to apply if they are already enrolled in a recognised optometry course of study where the profession is developing. Complete the application form and submit it by email to scholarship@hanks.com.au.

 

Honour Roll of the Dr Anthony & Vicki Hanks Scholarship:​

 

Students studying Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Medicine Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 

 

  • 2018 - VÕ HUỲNH NHI - in her third year studying Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Medicine Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

  • 2019 - NGUYEN LAN VIEN - in her third year studying Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Medicine Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

 

Dr Tony Hanks words of encouragement from 2014 still echo his sentiment to the cause, furthering the global development of optometrists:

"To describe the students as inspiring is an understatement. We felt so proud that these enthusiastic young people will be joining our profession as colleagues. They are not only 'joining' it, but they will literally be helping to build the profession of optometry from scratch in Vietnam”.