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courses at an accredited junior college. Participating societies
Los Angeles College of Optometry.
$200 scholarship granted annually to optometry student in final
profession, and financial need. State Optometric Association Awards
Various state optometric associations award scholarships. Students interested in applying can contact the college, or presidents of their home state optometric associations, or the pre
optometry advisor in their college. Student Council Award
Student Council administers funds, supported by student activi-
the student body.
Available to Negro student enrolled in optometry. Selected by
Mr. Hinds and the administration. Scholarship valued to $1,000. Philippine Optometry Awards
One year scholarships equal to full or partial tuition available
$500 loan fund established as part of association's Development
year after graduation. Selection made by college business office. Woman's Auxiliary to the California Optometric Association
Limited fund for senior students on basis of: (1) California
Full-time students with financial need to continue education may
details available from the Registrar-Comptroller. MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
(Contact Massachusetts College of Optometry, 178 Newbury
Street, Boston 16, Massachusetts.)
Two $600 ($300 per year for two years) available annually to a needy and worthy student who gives promise of achievement in the study of optometry, and who meets all the requirements for admission. To be eligible for the second installment of the scholarship, the student's academic achievement at the end of
the year should rank him among the upper third of his class. Massachusetts Society of Optometrists' Scholarships
Four $200 scholarships annually to worthy students who give promise of achievement in the study of optometry, Students who are awarded these scholarships are eligible for continued payment of the stated sum as long as they continue to maintain grade levels placing them in the upper half of their classes and they continue to demonstrate need for financial assistance. Applicants must be residents of Massachusetts and must signify
their intention to practice within the Commonwealth. Alumni Association Tuition Scholarship
Two $150 scholarships annually to needy and worthy students of the fourth year class. These scholarships are applied to the students' tuition fee. The recipients of the scholarships will be selected by the faculty Committee on Scholarships and Awards
from eligible candidates. National and State Auxiliaries Scholarships
The Woman's Auxiliary of the American Optometric Association, together with the Woman's Auxiliary of state affiliated groups, will provide one-year tuition scholarships of $250. The Massachusetts College of Optometry will augment this amount with an additional $250 offering two such $500 scholarships each year to duly qualified students admitted through the Woman's
$150 contributed toward the tuition fee in support of a needy and worthy student who is eligible for admission to the Program of Study in Advanced Optometry leading to the Doctor of Optometry Degree. Scholarships will be matched by Massachusetts
College of Optometry.
The Optical Wholesalers Association of New England offers annually an undergraduate scholarship of $375, and a graduate scholarship of $300 to needy and worthy students who reside in New England. The undergraduate must have completed at least the first semester of the second year program of study. Applications for the undergraduate scholarship should be filed no later than March 1st, and applications for the graduate schol
arship should be filed no later than June 14th. Henry L. Battalin Scholarship
The Henry L. Battalin Memorial Scholarship of $200 is offered annually to a fourth year student who is needy and worthy, and
who resides in the State of Connecticut. New York Alumni Tuition Scholarships
The New York Alumni Association offers two $250 scholarships annually to residents of New York who prove to be financially needy and scholastically worthy, and who have completed at least one year of the professional curriculum.
Honors and Awards
Graduation with honors are conferred upon students for distinguished scholarship in the courses in the professional curriculum. Students who have earned an average (weighted) of 95 to 100 graduate Summa Cum Laude; those who have earned an average (weighted) of 90 to 95 graduate Magna Cum Laude; and those who have earned an average (weighted) of 85 to 90 gradu
ate Cum Laude. The Theodore F. Klein Memorial Award
Each year the Board of Trustees of the Massachusetts College of Optometry makes an award of $200 to that member of the first year class who achieves the highest scholastic average in all
courses in the first year curriculum. The Joseph J. Scanlon Award
This award is made available annually by the Zeta Chapter of the Omega Epsilon Phi Fraternity to that member of the graduating class who has the best record for efficiency in the con
duct of clinical work. The Lester J. Epstein Award
This award is made available annually by the Pi Omicron Sigma
the highest grades in theoretical and applied optometry. Valedictory Award
This award is made available annually by the Faculty of the Massachusetts College of Optometry to that member of the graduating class who achieves the highest general average in the
courses of the professional curriculum. Alumni Association Award
The Alumni Association of the Massachusetts College of Optometry offers an Alumni Plaque annually that member of the graduating class who has achieved an outstanding scholastic
and extra-curricular record. Beta Sigma Kappa Award
The Beta Sigma Kappa International Honorary Society awards a silver medal annually to that member of the graduating class, designated by the Dean, who has the most outstanding record of scholarship, leadership, and talent.
A $500 fund was established to provide needy and deserving
Western District Massachusetts Society of Optometrists Auxiliary Loan Fund
The Western District Massachusetts Society of Optometrists
The Alumni Association of the Massachusetts College of Optom-
is left to the discretion of the Dean. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
(Contact Director, School of Optometry, The Ohio State Uni
versity, 338 West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.)
Each year the University Scholarship Office budgets scholarship
1964-1965 academic year.
While no specific commitment is made by the Woman's Auxiliary
scholarship or scholarships as determined by the Director.
Two scholarships of $300 each, will be offered to entering stu dents who reside in the State of Michigan. In order to qualify for consideration, applicants must have earned at least a B average in their pre-optometry college courses. The pre-optometry courses may be completed in any accredited junior college, college or
university. Recipients will be eligible for renewal of their sch-
University by Dr. Emil H. Arnold, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Student loans are handled by the University Scholarship and
following graduation. PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
(Contact Director of Admissions, Pacific University, Forest
General University scholarships are available for various a-
school or college records.
college and to the community. Pacific University matches scholarship funds made available by State Optometric Associations and other groups for students entering or enrolled in the Pacific University College of Optometry under the following conditions: 1. The student must have maintained a GPA greater than 2.5
for all pre-optometry courses. 2. Need must be established on the basis of evaluation of the
College Scholarship Service form by the Financial Aids Com
mittee of the University. 3. The scholarship must be renewable by the sponsoring group
providing that the student maintains a GPA of better than 2.5
during each year in the professional program. 4. The total amount available to the student from both the spon
soring organization and the University shall not exceed the
amount of tuition for each year (this is currently $900.00). Oregon Congregational Conference, Pacific University Scholarship Program
A number of awards are available to members of Pilgrim Fellowship Groups in Oregon, coming through the Congregational Con
ference at Pacific University Matching Scholarship Program. The Wehrhan Scholarship
The combined churches of the Tacoma area in Pacific University
Matching Funds offer several scholarships annually.
Three $325 per year Scholarships to worthy students of Christian