International African American Prosthetic & Orthotic Coalition
International African American Prosthetic & Orthotic Coalition

The Sam D. Benson Scholarship

Sam D. Benson Scholarship Application


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.


Please download application at link below

Mail to: Bernadette B. Douroux, CPO
             Douroux Prosthetic-Orthotic Services
             P O Box 661
             Destrehan, LA 70047


Application Deadline for the 2018 -2019  School Year is

the 31st January 2019

Stacey Brown, Oliver Maurice, and Alexanderia Poole have been selected to receive the 2018 International African American Prosthetic & Orthotic Coalition  Sam D. Benson Scholarship Award. Congratulations to each of you.

IAAPOC Scholarship Application
Please download application here
IAAPOC_Scholorship_Application Feb 2018 [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]


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