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 closed:
Deadline for 2022-2023 has passed
You may mail monetary donations to
Tony Thaxton Jr.
1391 Everhart St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310-4321
** Make Checks Payable to IAAPOC **
Current Scholarship Recipents
The following MSPO students were awarded $1000 each though our annual Sam D. Benson Scholarship. Morgan Harris (Baylor), Claudine Humure (University of Washington), and Jasmyn Palmer (Kennesaw State University) are our 2022-2023 recipients. Congratulations to each of you.