2023 KATPO Essay Contest

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 one scholarship in a three-year period.

  • All applications must be postmarked by January 27, 2023.

  • 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 February 3, 2023



  • 1st place scholarship 

    • Cost coverage for both the 2023 KATPO Tech Bowl and Continuing Education Program, along with a 2023 KATPO membership.

  • 2nd place scholarship

    • Cost coverage for the 2023 KATPO Continuing Education Program along with a 2023 KATPO membership

  • 3rd place scholarship 

    • Cost coverage for the 2023 KATPO membership.

All winners are responsible for hotel accommodations

Winners will be recognized at the Annual Member Meeting.