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Lions In Sight of California and Nevada, the Hayward Silicon Valley Lions Club, and The Eva Rosa Trust

Dr. John Paul Demshar Memorial Scholarship



Purpose: The Lions In Sight Board of Directors and the Eva Roza Trust established this scholarship to celebrate the life and career of Dr. John Demshar. He was a 1977 graduate of the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry (UCBSO), past clinic professor at UCBSO, and a long time Lions In Sight board member. He volunteered for the Flying Samaritans and helped establish a Stockton homeless clinic where he gave eye exams.


Ms. Eva Roza moved to San Francisco from the Midwest during the 1960s. After getting her California Real Estate Brokers license she earned a Bachelor's degree (Magna Cum Laude) from San Francisco State University. She started her own Real Estate company, which managed over $50 million in mortgage serviced securities. Ms. Eva Roza established a trust to focus on women’s and children’s organizations, and the poor.


Lions In Sight and the Eva Roza Trust seek to honor Dr. Demshar’s memory by offering a scholarship to current UCBSO students who wish to follow in his footsteps and volunteer for LIS clinics.


Details: The Lions In Sight and Eva Rosa Trust will cover economy class airfare, for up to $500, for up to two student volunteers per Lions In Sight clinic. The scholarship will distribute up to $6,500 per school year, covering as many student volunteers as possible for that year. The Scholarship Administrator is is Tania Mantua, OD, FAAO, UCBSO Class of 1990,


Student’s Requirements:

  1. Enrolled as a U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry student.

  2. Completed the Lions In Sight and Eva Roza Trust application. Applications must be submitted at least three (3) months prior to the desired Lions In Sight clinic.

  3. Completed the Lions In Sight clinic waiver

  4. Completed the Lions In Sight clinic application 

  5. After the clinic: Emailed the airline receipts to Tania Mantua, O.D. at The scholarship will cover up to $500 of airline expenses.

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