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Scholarships and Grants

Each year more than 150 scholarships and awards totaling close to $400,000 are given to qualified optometry students at MBKU. Fall scholarships and spring awards recognize and honor students who have achieved excellence in academics, clinical skills, research, leadership and service or have financial need. Recipients of scholarships are determined by the SCCO Scholarship Committee, SCCO clinical faculty and SCCO Admissions personnel under the direction of the SCCO Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Fall scholarships are available to students entering any of the four professional years of study at SCCO and are based on criteria given by the donors. All monetary scholarships are directly applied to the recipients’ education expenses at the university.

Spring awards are primarily given to graduating fourth year students at SCCO and are chosen by the clinical faculty in each discipline on the basis of merit in their area as set forth by the award donor. These awards recognize the noteworthy achievements made by optometric interns.

Descriptions of individual scholarships and awards may be found by accessing the Tuition & Financial Aid page on the SCCO Admissions website by clicking this link: SCCO Scholarship Programs.