College of Health Sciences

Public Health Programs

MPH Scholarships for Optometry Students, Professionals

AFOS Tribute Scholarship

Up to five partial Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program scholarships are offered each term  through a collaborative partnership with the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS). These scholarships are unique, in that they are  offered to dependents of AFOS members as well as active AFOS members in good standing who wish to pursue an online Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

All applicants must complete the Salus University online MPH application process.

Qualified applicants will be considered for selection by the MPH Scholarship Selection Committee, which will be comprised of appointed members of the AFOS Awards committee and the Salus University MPH program. 

Additional information can be found on the AFOS website AFOS2020 Awards page.

The deadline for applying is November 3rd.  Spring term registration is open November 10th – February 6th with the Spring term starting on February 16, 2015. Additional information can be found on the AFOS website Awards page at or interested applicants may contact Dr. William Monaco at or Dr Joseph Pruitt at

AOSA Scholarship

Established in October 2013 through a collaborative arrangement with the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA), these scholarships are offered to students in any optometry school who is a member of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)who is a member in good standing of AOSA.

Information about these scholarships can be found on the AOSA website.

AFCO Scholarship

Established in 2011 through a collaborative arrangement with the African Council of Optometry, these scholarships are offered to all optometrists who are members in good standing with AFCO.  Up to five scholarships may be awarded each term.  The scholars are determined by an MPH Selection Committee composed of members appointed by AFCO and by members from the Salus MPH Program.

John Whitener Family Scholarship

Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to an outstanding optometry student or optometrist who is completing a Master of Public Health degree at Salus University.

For information on all of these scholarships, you may contact Dr. William Monaco, associate program director, at