Established in honor of Michelle Black, a 4th-year Optometry student who died in July 1992. This scholarship is to fund an incoming OPT I student in the College of Optometry. Preference given to a female and from the Texas Panhandle. Criteria based on leadership qualities, dedication to peers and the profession, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A 500 word essay and nomination by a UHCO faculty member are required in addition to standard UHCO eligibility requirements.
Recipient must be in good academic standing and meet UHCO eligibility requirements. Selection is made by the College of Optometry Scholarship Committee.