may apply: Students
admitted to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and
certified as Maryland Residents.
How to apply:
No new applications are being
to apply: No new applications are
must be a Maryland resident.
You must have been admitted to the Pennsylvania College
of Optometry (PCO). You
must enroll full-time in the Doctor of Optometry program
leading to licensure as an optometrist in Maryland.
Students in each class may participate in this tuition
reduction program determined on a first come, first serve
basis by the PCO. All
inquires for admission to the PCO should be directed to the
Office of Admissions, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
19027-1598, telephone: (215) 780-1300 or (800) 824-6262.
award is not based on need.
minimum annual reduction, contingent upon State funding, is
$8,275. Only five
(5) students are selected for tuition reduction each year, so funds may
not be available to award all eligible students.
may renew your award up to three years if you remain enrolled
in the Doctor of Optometry program and maintain the
satisfactory academic progress standards of the institution.
must sign and return a promissory note agreeing to serve
full-time as a practicing Doctor of Optometry or professional
in the field of optometry in Maryland, one year for each year
you receive the tuition reimbursement, or repay the amount
with interest. If
you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a
service obligation, you must perform your service in
Effective for the 2011-2012 academic year, no new
applications will be accepted. Only renewal awards
will be made until the program is phased out.
If you need to
contact the Pennsylvania College of Optometry regarding your
award, please call the Office of Admissions at 8360 Old York Road, Elkins
Park, PA 19027-1598, telephone: (215) 780-1300 or (800)
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