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Join us for online information sessions to learn more about SCO, optometry, The Eye Center and more.
Date: Tuesday, January 18 | 12:00PM Central Time
Facilitator: Avery Cunningham, Student Services & Admissions Officer | LeChelle Hunt-Davenport, Interim Director of Financial Aid
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MrhFXbSOSpmZX8h8LwE17w
So, you have decided that optometry is the perfect career for you. You are diligently working to maintain a strong GPA, preparing to take the OAT, and acquiring diverse exposure to the field. Now, the time has come to consider the financial investment of attending optometry school. During this webinar, LeChelle Hunt-Davenport, Interim SCO Director of Financial Aid, will discuss the many ways you can pay for optometry school and develop tips and strategies for maintaining a budget before, during, and after achieving your degree. To learn more about the types of financial aid resources available for SCO students, and all of the ways you can lessen the impact of optometry school tuition, register and tune in to the live webinar!
Date: Wednesday, February 16 | 12:00PM Central Time
Facilitator: Dr. Janette Pepper, Student Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator | Avery Cunningham, Student Services & Admissions Officer
Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hGrnXPE_RL6AE5rO9JabBg
SCO is one of the most regionally diverse optometry schools in the nation, and we serve a patient population that covers a wide breadth of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and sexual identities. We are constantly striving to maintain that representation and ensure that our students feel seen not only on campus but within the industry as a whole. During this webinar, student representatives of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA), Gamma Omicron, and Spectrum will join Dr. Janette Pepper, Student Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, on a panel to discuss their experiences as underrepresented minorities pursuing an optometry degree, and their hopes for the future. To learn more about the role diversity & inclusion plays in the optometric field from the student perspective, register and tune in to the live webinar!
January 2022: Making SENSE of CENTS: Financial Aid & Budgeting in Optometry School
February 2022: Eye See You: Diversity & Inclusion at SCO
View video recordings of past information sessions:
2021-2021 Webinar Series
The Wide World of Optometry (November 22, 2021)
Why SCO?: A Student Panel (October 22, 2021)
The SCO Campus & Clinical Facilities (September 15, 2021)
Mastering the Admissions Interview (August 18, 2021)
Life After Optometry School (July 20, 2021)
2020-2021 Webinar Series
Life in the Mojo City: The Benefits of Living & Learning in Memphis, TN (May 21, 2021)
How to Be a Competitive Applicant (April 8, 2021)
Preparing for the OAT (March 17, 2021)
Financial Aid and Budgeting for Optometry School (February 16, 2021)
SCO Student Resources and Services (January 25, 2021)
Preparing to Practice (November 10, 2020)
Life of An SCO Student (October 20, 2020)
A Preview of the SCO Curriculum (September 29, 2020)
Interview Skills (August 19, 2020)
Be sure to check out more videos about Southern College of Optometry by visiting our YouTube Channel.