Scholarships totaling $247,950 were presented to 149 students at the Fall Scholarship Program on September 13, at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU). Overall 188 scholarships were awarded for academic and clinical achievement, essays on leadership, community service participation and other topics supportive of the University's educational program.
Annually, MKBU holds two student awards programs. The Fall Scholarship Program is held in September and the Senior Awards Program is held in May. Alumni, corporate and industry contributions support the student award programs.
About Marshall B. Ketchum University
Established in 1904, the Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), is a private, non-profit, educational institution. The University confers a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (M.S.) degree. MBKU's developing School of Physician Assistant Studies expects to award a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree.
The University's superior 109-year-old optometric clinical education program provides patient care experiences in community optometric clinics; exposure to the delivery of optometric care in multi-disciplinary settings; and experiences in practices serving a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic patient groups. Marshall B. Ketchum University owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers¬ – the Eye Care Center located on its campus in Fullerton, CA, and the Optometric Center of Los Angeles located on Broadway at Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Southern California College of Optometry: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association.
School of Physician Assistant Studies: The University has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The School of Physician Assistant Studies at Marshall B. Ketchum University anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2014, pending accreditation-provisional from ARC-PA. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.