August 31, 2022

The PdNCF Welcomes the Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bill Mattingly for the exclusive purpose of providing scholarships for students of Optometry and residents who have committed to practicing low vision.

For almost 40 years, Bill Mattingly was involved in the field of low vision in various capacities – as a practitioner, teacher, author, and business owner.  His passion for low vision was ignited when, as a young teacher, he identified a student struggling with math.  He determined it was due to the child’s vision, and rather than provide vision accommodations or adaptive aids for that student, the school district sought to move the student to the special education department.  This pivotal event changed Bill’s professional trajectory and started his search to provide quality vision products for people with low vision.

To honor Bill's memory, Mattingly Low Vision has partnered with the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation to provide a $2,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to an optometry or ophthalmology resident or student interested in contributing to the field of Low Vision. 

Learn more at Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship Fund