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About the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) established the Education and Research Foundation in 1990 to help fund the many needs within the ophthalmic medical assisting community.


The mission of the Foundation is to expand and strengthen the delivery of eye care. To achieve this mission we provide scholarships and grants in support of students enrolled in accredit- ed ophthalmic training programs and allied ophthalmic personnel looking to advance their certification orf increase their knowledge and skills through continuing education.

The Foundation also supports the development of new certifications and high quality & relevant certification and recertification standards to support excellence in eye care.

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Scholarships, Grants, and Awards Available

The Foundation provides a variety of scholarships, grants and awards. For students enrolled in accredited ophthalmic training programs, the Foundation provides financial support of certification exam fees and tuition. For allied ophthalmic personnel, the Foundation provides financial support for certification exam fees and costs related to continuing education. Special funds support ophthalmic medical technicians through awards such as the Virginia S. Boyce Humanitarian Award for distinguished public service and the Harold A. Stein, MD, FRCS(C)* Prize for Best Scientific Paper.








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Support the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation

The Foundation’s mission to expand and strengthen the delivery of eye care is only made possible through the generous support of its contributors. Please consider making a donation today and your contribution will be invested in supporting allied ophthalmic personnel, students of accredited ophthalmic training programs and important initiatives to strengthen eye care excellence.

All contributions to the Foundation are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum provided by the law.





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Foundation News

The Foundation is accepting applications for Student Scholarships and Certification and Continuing Education Grants. Key Dates include:

  • Student Scholarships for Accredited Ophthalmic Training Programs – Applications due March 1 or June 1.
  • Certification Grants. Applications accepted from January 1 through
    April 25.
  • Continuing Education Grants: Applications accepted from January 1 through July 31.
  • Harold A. Stein, MD, FRCS(C)* Prize for Best Scientific Paper. Submissions accepted from January 1 through
    July 31.
  • The Foundation also accepts nominations for the Virginia S. Boyce Humanitarian Award from January 1 through May 1.



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