The Sam D. Benson Scholarship
The IAAPOC Scholarship is given annually to a deserving student in Prosthetics and/or Orthotics. The Scholarship honors Mr. Sam D. Benson, C.O. who was certified by the American Board for Certification in 1981. Mr. Benson is a founding member of the Coalition and he became the first President of the IAAPOC . The IAAPOC was established in 1990 to promote the P & O profession in the African American Community. The Scholarship is funded by members of IAAPOC and their many supporters in the P&O Community. We appreciate this opportunity to assist you in your request.
Applicant must be of African [African American] Descent
Applicant must be enrolled in an NCOPE accredited Prosthetic & Orthotic program or accepted into an NCOPE accredited program.
The 2022-2023 Application is available at the following link:
Deadline Extended to 6th January 2023
Mail to: Tony Thaxton Jr.
1391 Everhart St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4321
Current Scholarship Recipents
The following MSPO students were awarded $1000 each though our annual Sam D. Benson Scholarship.
Amani Weekes-Daniel, Vanessa M Elias, Adesua Ojeifoh, Marissa Ceaser, Justice Gee, and Daniela Philips are the 2021-2022 recipients. Congratulations to each of you.