The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), fully funded through the generosity of National Vision Inc., is an attempt to increase underrepresented persons of color (Black, Latino/a/x, and Native/Indigenous Americans) in optometry. Persons from those racial/ethnic backgrounds who have been admitted to Salus University's Pennsylvania College of Optometry are invited to apply for SEP.

Once accepted, SEP Scholars will receive the following:

  • Full scholarship that funds, tuition, housing, meals, transportation and travel stipend to Philadelphia
  • 4-week academic program that exposes scholars to five of their fall courses
  • Mentoring component that includes peers and alumni
  • Academic and social-cultural support for their first academic year

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