National Vision Announces 2018 College Scholarship Recipients


DULUTH, Ga.—National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) has announced the selection of five high school seniors to be awarded the 2018 National Vision College Scholarship. These recipients of the scholarship program will receive $2,500 to fund the advancement of their education and the award is renewable for up to three additional years for a total potential scholarship of $10,000 per student. “We are honored to play a role in furthering the academic achievements of members of our National Vision family,” said Reade Fahs, CEO, National Vision. “We would like to congratulate all five scholarship winners and wish each one of them success throughout their college journey and future career.”

The recipients of the 2018 National Vision College Scholarship Program are:

• Enrique Arayata, son of AC Lens Distribution Center clerk Divina Naguit; lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is a graduate of Columbus Alternative High School
• Ryan Cheney, son of optometrist practicing at Mesa, Ariz., America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Thomas Cheney, OD; lives in Gilbert, Ariz., and is a graduate of Gilbert Classical Academy
• Mallory Chaulklin, daughter of Asheboro, N.C., Walmart Vision Center licensed optician Kathy Chaulklin; lives in Climax, N.C., and is a graduate of Providence Grove High School
• Ricardo Hernandez, son of Chicago, Ill., America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses sales associate Rosa Hernandez; lives in Chicago, Ill., and is a graduate of The Noble Academy
• Clare Scroger, daughter of Tonawanda, N.Y., America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses licensed optician Michael Scroger; lives in Akron, N.Y., and is a graduate of Akron High School

Established in 2006, the program has awarded a total of more than $370,000 in scholarships to 50 students since its beginning. National Vision offers this scholarship opportunity to all students whose parents are employed by National Vision or certain affiliated health care practices. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.