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Irving A. Fradkin
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Headshot of Irving A. Fradkin
BornMarch 28, 1921(1921-03-28)
DiedNovember 19, 2016(2016-11-19) (aged 95)
Alma materNew England College of Optometry
OccupationOptometrist (retired)
TitleFounder and President Emeritus, Scholarship America
Spouse(s)Charlotte Fradkin (m. 1946)

Irving A. Fradkin (March 28, 1921 – November 19, 2016) was an optometrist and founder and president emeritus of Scholarship America.


Fradkin has been called the "Johnny Appleseed" of college scholarships due to his leadership in scholarship access;[1][2] his work has received national media coverage and government support.[3]


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