Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
120
Days
March 31 2022
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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SREB Regional Contract Forgivable Loan for Optometry

Description

SREB awards will be made available, to the extent of appropriated funds, to persons seeking an optometry degree at an approved out-of-state school in exchange for employment as a practicing optometrist in the State of Mississippi. Applicants must: (1) agree to practice optometry full-time in Mississippi upon degree completion; (2) make satisfactory academic progress to maintain eligibility; (3) be in good standing on any prior federal, state, or local educational loan. The award amount is determined annually by the Southern Regional Education Board. Funds will be made available to eligible participants for up to four (4) years. SREB is a loan. The loan can be forgiven (discharged) on the basis of one years service for one year of loan received. Service is defined as full-time employment as a practicing optometry in Mississippi. Application dates: October 1 March 31. Document deadline: April 30, except the Letter of Acceptance, which may be submitted through June 30. Some application notes: New applicants and some renewal applicants with a break in enrollment will be required to submit two forms of residency documentation (example: FAFSA, MS driver's license, state tax return, etc.).

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Mississippi
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying in Alabama, Tennessee
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Optometry

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Contact sfa@mississippi.edu
Tel: 800-327-2980 Address 3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211