Rising to the challenge – back to basics

Remember when you were first starting out as a technician, how you felt on your first day? All the information that was thrown at you.  What would do you want to tell the new rising star in your office?

What is the one thing you wished you knew when you were starting in the ophthalmic field?

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Applicant must submit an original essay titled: "What is the one thing you wished you knew when you were starting in the ophthalmic field?" The essay must be 300 words or less, typewritten and double-spaced on a separate piece of paper.

  • All applications must be submitted with a completed registration form.

  • Applications must be signed and must include all required information requested on the application.

  • Applicants may be awarded only one scholarship in a three-year period.

  • All applications must be postmarked by December 20, 2021

  • Please mail this signed application, the essay, and registration form to: KATPO, c/o Debbie Holt, 1865 Lov Flo Stat Rd, West, Paducah, KY  42001

  • You may also email the documents as an attachment to: KATPOmemberatlarge3@gmail.com If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Holt at the email list above.

Selection of Recipients:

  • A committee appointed by the KATPO Board of Directors will conduct selection of the three (3) recipients. Their decision is final.

  • All applicants will be informed of the status of their application by January 3, 2022



  • 1st place scholarship 

    • Registration for the 2022 KATPO Tech Bowl and Continuing Education Program to be held on February 4th & 5th along with a 2022 KATPO membership.

  • 2nd place scholarship

    • Registration for 2022 KATPO Continuing Education Program Saturday only along with a 2022 KATPO membership

  • 3rd place scholarship 

    • Registration for 2022 KATPO Tech Bowl Friday night, February 4th along with a 2022 KATPO membership.

All winners are responsible for hotel accommodations

Winners will be recognized at the Annual Member Meeting.