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Scholarships for Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Continuing Education Classes

We offer scholarships for a series of short courses in optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI). Courses are being offered in Summer 2015 at the University of Rochester and RIT. The scholarships are being made available through a grant from the Employee and Training Administration in the US Department of Labor. Funding for these scholarships is in its final year. The ETA Grant is part of a multi-agency grant program that promotes advanced manufacturing jobs creation in regions having strong industrial clusters. The Rochester program is the called the Rochester Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator, or RRPA for short.

Who Takes Our Courses?

  • Displaced workers who would like to work in one of the OPI industries
  • People working outside of the OPI industries that want to transition in
  • People who currently work in an OPI industry and are interested in furthering their career

Benefits of Continuing Education in OPI

  • Specialized skills in growing industries
  • Opportunity to professionally develop with leading minds in the field
  • Certificate of completion

Courses Eligible for Scholarships

University of Rochester (UR)

We offer scholarships for the following classes at the Institute of Optics Summer School at the University of Rochester. These courses will be offered in Summer 2015. Click each course to learn more:

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

We offer scholarships for three new classes that have been created for the RRPA program. Click each course to learn more:

Application Instructions

Download the short application form and complete both pages. Submit only one scholarship per applicant. Please email the completed form to Devin Sandon, devin.sandon@rochester.edu.


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