Scholarships

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 Tang Jeffrey 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.

 

 

Year Western University Health Sciences Scholarship    
2015 Mary Hoang