Scholarship information and details

Helping the Next Generation See a Brighter Future

Each year Hollywood Vision Center awards a Vision for Success Scholarship. The winner of this scholarship is chosen by submitting an essay on the issues they see prominent in the world, and how they envision their career path impacting those problems and the quality of life of those affected.

Our goal is to encourage students to have their own vision for the future, apply them to their grad school career, and help those who have great ideas! Our 2018 Scholarship is now open and accepting submissions!

2015 Scholarship Winner:  Connor Johnson

Connor Johnson from Wesleyan University wrote a wonderful essay on hunger and food waste in relation to climate change: how industrialized agriculture practices are contributing to food waste and the necessary shift in how food is distributed and consumed. He envisions his career working towards diminishing human suffering and advancing a more planet- and human-centered agenda. Congratulations Connor!

Connor Johnson Scholarship Winner
Hollywood Vision for Success Scholarship

Deadline:  August 25, 2018

Value: $500

The winning student will also have the opportunity to have a mentorship call with Dr. Brisco via televideo, as well as receive a free pair of sunglasses 😎 to enjoy in your journey of vision!

Dr. Brisco is an entrepreneur, inventor, and investor, and founder of a health tech company. The one-on-one session will allow the winning student to discuss their vision for the future and learn from Dr. Brisco’s multi-disciplinary journey.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a U.S. college or university
  • GPA of 2.80 or higher

Application Process: Interested students can submit their application by email or post to the provided email or mailing address.  The application includes the student’s response to the essay question, campus ID number, and contact information. Students are required to provide an email address for contact, with phone numbers being optional.

Hollywood Vision for Success Scholarship Mailing Address:

Hollywood Vision for Success Scholarship
5305 E 2nd Street #205
Long Beach, CA 90803

E-mail address:

Essay Question:

What issues do you see in the world that you would like to develop solutions to? How would you solve these problems? How do you envision your career path to impact the lives of others in the world and improve their quality of life?

Please make your response no more than 1,200 words and include a personal introductory paragraph. The response must be in 12-point font, double-spaced paragraphs, and have 1-inch margins.

A special “thank you” to Dr. Brisco and the staff who helped me in transitioning through a medical challenge. Knowing you are there for me gave me extra strength to continue my fight. God bless!
– Patricia A.

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Dr. Elise Brisco is a healthcare industry leader in the fields of Integrative healthcare, Visual Rehabilitation, Sports Vision, Children’s Vision, Vision Therapy, Developmental Vision, and Homeopathy. She is also a corporate and professional association media spokesperson regarding Children’s Vision, Sports, Preventive medicine, Integrative healthcare, Fashion and Beauty. She is the Director of the multi-disciplinary integrative wellness center and optometric practice, as well as co-founder of the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She also mentors students at USC and UCLA, and has collaborated with both schools for twenty years to develop an internship program.

Following up on her business interests, Dr. Brisco is a visionary pioneer, inventor, and tech industry entrepreneur. Her background includes being the President of a start-up company designing accessories for smart devices, launching a patent pending for NearSight, and developing 3D glasses.

Dr. Brisco has been interviewed and quoted extensively in the international media including: “The Doctors”, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, MTV, Asahi TV, Huffington Post, Dr. Oz, Oprah, Disney, Vogue, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Brisco’s LinkedIn page:

Dr. Elise Brisco