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November 8, 2013 - Scholarship Program to Honor Dr. Irving Fradkin

NECO Announces Scholarship Program to Honor Alumnus Dr. Irving Fradkin,
Creator of Dollars for Scholars®

New England College of Optometry (NECO) will honor one of its own in a manner most reflective of the groundbreaking work he did to support access to higher education. While practicing optometry in Fall River, Massachusetts, Dr. Irving A. Fradkin, a Class of 1943 NECO graduate, developed a belief that if everyone in the community gave just a dollar to an educational fund, it would be enough to help nearly every student in the community to attend college. He called his idea Dollars for Scholars®. This idea was implemented – one of the first checks received was from Eleanor Roosevelt – and has since expanded.... Click Here for More



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