Davidson, Morgan Win Practice Excellence Scholarships

Hannah Davidson and Kelly Morgan

Hannah Davidson and Kelly Morgan of The Ohio State University College of Optometry's Class of 2019, [pictured left to right] have been awarded the 2018 VSP and American Academy of Optometry Foundation Practice Excellence Scholarship.

This scholarship was created to recognize two fourth-year students at each optometric institution who are committed to enter the independent practice of optometry and have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and clinic.

Eligible fourth-year candidates were nominated by faculty and competed in an essay contest stressing the importance of independent practice to the profession of optometry and detailing goals for their own individual future practice. These recipients were chosen based on the strength of their essay, academic portfolio, and exemplary clinical performance in delivering primary eye care services.

As The Ohio State winners of this year’s competition, Hannah and Kelly will each receive a scholarship and a travel grant to attend Academy 2018 San Antonio. At the academy meeting, they will receive a plaque at an awards ceremony in their honor.