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Because of your support, we have sustained significant achievements: providing financial assistance for deserving students, care for patients in need, and so much more. The commitment of our faculty and staff is inspiring and the impact of this dedication is far-reaching. 

By participating in the Together We Can Do Great Things Employee Campaign, you can choose to support our students and patients in a variety of ways, including:

Annual Fund Scholarships

Make an impact on many student's lives through scholarships. Your funds will support the overall funds for many scholarships.

Groce Scholarship Fund

Make an impact on a student's life, in Dr. Groce's honor. Your funds will provide a scholarship to a student who

Hayes Center for Practice Excellence

Make an impact on our student's future. Your funds will help support our Hayes Center for Practice Excellence, which helps prepare students for their future endeavors.

Minority Scholarship Fund

Make an impact on under-represented minorities in optometry. Your funds will provide a scholarship to an under-represented minority student.

Patient Care Support (Clinical Programs Icare for Kids, Low Vision, VT)

Make an impact on our community. Your funds will support the lives of patients who cannot otherwise afford care. These funds will be used for patient care areas such as: Icare4Kids, Low Vision, or Vision Therapy.

SCO Faculty & Staff Endowed Scholarship

Make an impact on a student's life through a scholarship. Your funds will provide a scholarship to a student through who exhibits leadership skills and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

SCO Student Emergency Fund

Make an impact on a student in crisis. Your funds will provide financial relief to a student who is going through a crisis while attending SCO.


"Dear Dr. Groce Scholarship Supporters, I am honored to be one of the recipients for the Dr. Alicia A. Groce Scholarship in Neuro-Rehabilitation. It means a great deal to receive an award in Neuro-Rehabilitation, as I have such a growing passion in this field and the patients that I have been fortunate to manage. I have decided to pursue a residency with heavy emphasis in Neuro-Rehabilitation to strengthen my knowledge. I plan on working with brain injury patients in my future practice and I am extremely thankful for the exposure I received at SCO that allowed me to discover Neuro-Rehabilitation. "

- Logan Lineberry, Class of 2022

"Getting the SCO Faculty Endowed Scholarship was a significant factor in my decision to come to SCO, as it helps relieve a large amount of stress associated with paying for optometry school. This generous donation allows me to attend the country’s best optometric institution without having to worry about taking out too many loans. I am very thankful to the staff members that make this scholarship possible."

- Soham Phatak, Class of 2025

"Since starting at SCO, I have realized how truly lucky I am to have the opportunity to be receiving such an amazing education in an esteemed profession. My wife’s work with young children in the city, along with my schooling so far, has me primarily interested in practicing optometry with a focus in pediatrics. It goes without saying that such dreams may not have been possible without the continued support of successful, generous donors such as yourself. As you continue through your days know that your contribution have a profound impact on students like myself, so thank you in the truest sense of those words."

- Trevor Hollinsworth , Class of 2025