Local Student Receives Scholarship Award At Southern College Of Optometry In Memphis

  • Friday, March 17, 2023
Sarah Sumida of Chattanooga, a first-year student at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, was  honored with the Dr. M.E. Broome Endowed Scholarship Award. The award recognizes a first-year optometry student and comes with a $20,000 scholarship award over the course of the four-year doctorate program. 

Ms. Sumida is the daughter of Mark and Deidre Sumida. She is a graduate of Baylor School and Middle Tennessee State University.

Each year, Southern College of Optometry recognizes its most outstanding first-year students with scholarships to help defray the costs of their education in pursuit of their doctor of optometry degrees.
For the 2022-23 academic year, the college awarded various scholarships to 87 first-year students, representing nearly two-thirds of the entering class and totaling approximately $779,000, the highest in the school’s 90-year history.
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