Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by Saving Sight

The Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship for Technical Advancement in Eye Banking will bring a highly-motivated technician from an EBAA member eye bank to the Technician Education Seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The scholarship will provide up to $2,000 to cover travel, registration, and lodging costs to attend the TES.


Throughout his career at Saving Sight and in the field of eye banking, Jachin Misko proved himself a leader in technical innovation. Fueled by a passion for excellence and desire to seek out improvements in the technical processes of eye banking, Jachin’s work directly impacted the lives of thousands of corneal transplant recipients.

His accomplishments at Saving Sight were many. He was a pivotal leader in establishing a DSAEK cutting lab and procedures. Operationally, he streamlined processes for preparing donor tissue for distribution to surgeons. Jachin’s leadership skills were apparent to others outside of Saving Sight, as he was also a leader within the Eye Bank Association of America, serving on the Exam Committee, Continuing Education Committee, Medical Review Subcommittee, and Medical Advisory Board.

The Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship for Technical Advancement in Eye Banking honors Jachin’s legacy by supporting other eye bank technicians who exhibit a passion for excellence in eye banking and a promise for advancing our industry.

The 2020 nomination deadline has passed.

2019 Jachin Misko Memorial Scholarship Recipient:

Shalin Patel, CEBT, Kentucky Lions Eye Bank