Asian American Optometric Society Optometric Student Scholarships

 

 

Marshall B. Ketchum (formerly Southern California College of Optometry) Scholarships

 

The Dr. Rodger T. Kame Memorial Scholarship, The Dr. Arthur Sugino Memorial Scholarship, The Dr. William Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship (totaling over $3500) to 3rd and/or 4th year Optometry School Students from the Southern California College of Optometry and UC Berkeley. Those students must display exceptional qualities: educationally, professionally, and socially. They must be well rounded in many areas. Some of the areas considered: grade point average, extracurricular activities, research, volunteer work, professional work, publications, and future aspirations.

 

Rodger T. Kame, O.D., F.A.A.O. Memorial Scholarship

The Asian American Optometric Society (AAOS), Rodger T. Kame, O.D., F.A.A.O. Memorial Scholarship was established by his friends and colleagues in AAOS. Dr. Kame was a charter member of AAOS (formerly known as the Japanese American Optometric Society) and served as its first Vice President. Dr. Kame was a Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact lens section of the American Academy of Optometry and a true leader in the profession. He was known to possess a desire and willingness to investigate difficult and complex clinical situations. Many of his colleagues credit him with introducing ideas such as reverse geometry lens designs and 1-day disposable contact lenses. This $1,000 scholarship is presented to an entering 4th year AAOS student member who has demonstrated clinical excellence and extracurricular involvement. The recipient is selected by the AAOS board members in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 

Dr. Arthur Sugino Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Arthur Sugino Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating fourth year student at the Southern California College of Optometry for outstanding scholastic achievement throughout the four year professional program. This award was first established in 1974 in honor of Dr. Sugino, a visionary who along with Dr. Takao Shishino and Dr. Rodger Kame, formulated the idea of the Japanese American Optometric Society.

 

Dr. William Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. William Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating fourth year student at the Southern California College of Optometry for outstanding achievement in the areas of scholarship, research, and participation in extracurricular activities. This award was established to honor one of the early members of the Japanese American Optometric Society shortly after the inception of the Dr. Art Sugino award .

 

Year      Dr. Art Sugino Scholarship               Dr. William Yamamoto Scholarhip        Dr. Rodger T. Kame Scholarship

2015     Stefanie Chien                                    David Nguyen                                           Christine Chien

2014     Hieu Tran                                             Ann Nguyen                                              Andrea Wong

2013     Belinda Kuo                                         Aileen Chang                                            Maggie Jan

2012     Silvian Han                                           Jennifer Tran 

2011     Richy Miyasaka                                   Danielle Leong                                          Silvia Han

2010     Christine Chen                                    Jeff Nishi                                                    Richy Miyasaka

2009     Reena Patel                                         Linda Pang                                                 Julia Tran

2008     Tawny Kaeochinda                             Christina Tanouye                                    Reena Patel

2007     Carol Shim                                           Dennis Wong                                            Tawny Kaeochinda

2006     Shirley Hong                                        Stacey Gin 

2005     Karen Tang                                           Kara Takeda 

2004     Kant Ng                                                 Shalu Pal 

2003     Sonia Dang Kostura                            Daisy Fu 

2002     Trang Nguyen                                      Ankur Kalra 

2001     Tracy Tran                                             Peter Huang 

2000     Brian Kawasaki                                    Cindy Huang 

1999     Susan Shin                                            Eunice Myung 

1998     Huong Fearington                               Zen-Ni Su 

1997     Lara Iwasaki                                         Cindy Yoshizaki 

1996     Melvin Lee                                            Tina Joe 

1995     Suaree Lauren                                      Dorothy Honda 

1994     Terry Vo                                                 Amy Chu 

1993     Ruth TangJeffrey                                   Tadao Kubo 

1992     Subin P. Kim                                          Cheryl Egami 

1991     Trina Nguyen                                         Mark Sawamura 

1990     Catherine Shota/Sharon Takeyasu    Winner not specified 

1989   

1988     Nancy Honda                                         Sharon Yamanaka 

1982     Sue Miyabe/Paul Hirano                      Winner not specified 

Western University Health Sciences Optometric Scholarships 

 

Western University Health Sciences

The AAOS scholarship for the Western University for Health Studies, was first approved and established by the AAOS Board of Trustees in 2015.  As a commitment to maintaining the mission of the organization, the AAOS board has made it a priority to fully fund an endowed scholarship at Western University within several years.  This inaugural award recognizes a graduating senior who has demonstrated academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and leadership potential during their time in professional school.

 

 

Western University Health Sciences Scholarship  

2016 Jenny Tran

2015 Mary Hoang  

ADDRESS

AAOS

P.O. Box 660577

Arcadia, CA 91066

 

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