Scholarship: The Roger Valine-Vision Service Plan Endowed Scholarship


Value Eligibility Supplemental
  • minimum 3.0 GPA;
  • any class level;
  • any major offered within the College of Education eligible;
  • financial need may be considered but is not required;
  • must have a strong desire to teach;
  • must be enrolled full time at the time of award
  • Submit a personal statement (typed, two-pages, double- spaced) to include: a. Reasons for pursuing teaching b. Methods of financing your education and how you would use scholarship funds c. Future career objectives.
  • Submit a list of experiences related to working with children or youth beginning with the most recent. List dates, settings, student populations (age/grade level and diversity level), responsibilities, and supervision.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters must be on letterhead and no older than one year from date of scholarship application submission, and should be relevant to your educational endeavors (please scan letters together in one document, as the program only allows you to download one document).

About the Sponsor

This endowment was established by the board of directors of Vision Service Plan in recognition of Roger Valine’s 25 years with the company. An alumnus of Sacramento State, Roger graduated in 1973 with a degree in Sociology and started working in management with Vision Service Plan when it had $10 million in sales. In his years as President and CEO for the company, Roger has watched it grow from $400 million to $1 billion in sales in 1998. Under Roger’s leadership, Vision Service Plan is hailed as one of the best companies to work for in the United States. His belief that anyone can get any place in life based on their commitment and decisions is principle to this scholarship. This scholarship is to give a deserving student who has passion and a long-term focus to their career a good foundation for the rest of their life.