High School Vision Program

Student Science Video Contest

 The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) are excited to announce the first annual High School Vision Program Student Science Video Contest, which highlights and rewards students in the United States for their interests in the sciences.

The contest asks high school students to submit a video that showcases their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Winners are granted scholarships and have an opportunity for their video to be presented at ARVO's Annual Meeting, which brings together thousands of eye and vision scientists from all over the world to present and discuss the latest innovations in the field.

2021 contest

Originally scheduled to take place in San Francisco, California, ARVO's 2021 Annual Meeting was transitioned to a virtual setting. However, in line with original plans, we still wanted this year's contest to recognize on students from select schools in the Bay Area. 

Application guidelines

Updated guidelines for the 2022 contest will be posted here in the coming months.

Winners 2021 - Present
2021 winner
Angela Vergara from Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, Ca. is the inaugural winner of the High School Vision Program Student Science Video Contest! Angela will receive a $2000 scholarship and her video will be showcased at the 2021 ARVO Annual Meeting on May 1.