Optical Society of America Scholarship (Rochester Section) in Memory of Bob Novak

Established in 2015 to encourage deserving students to pursue their A.A.S. degree in Optical Systems Technology at Monroe Community College and to honor the memory of Bob Novak. Associate Professor Emeritus, an MCC retiree and alumnus, Bob was proud of his long association with the optics industry locally and nationally and he set high standards for the MCC optics program and his students.


1. Enrolled in the A.A.S. degree program in Optical Systems Technology
2. Must have completed or attempted a minimum of 10 credits
3. Minimum GPA of 2.5.

Optics, Technology/Engineering Technologies
Supplemental Questions
  1. When and how did you first become interested in science, engineering or optics?
  2. How have you or will you contribute to your education outside the classroom this academic year?
  3. How would receiving this scholarship help towards attaining your career goals?