Beginning in 2013, the Optical Society of America - Rochester Section established a scholarship to encourage students to pursue an AAS degree at Monroe Community College (MCC). In 2015, this scholarship was named 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.
Details and requirements of the scholarship can be found on the MCC website. The website has many scholarships listed. It is easiest to find the OSA-RS scholarship by using the search bar at the top and searching for "Optical Society of America." The formal name of the scholarship is "Optical Society of America Scholarship (Rochester Section) in Memory of Bob Novak".