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 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 2017 -2018 School Year is
the 16th March 2018
Michael Hoggatt (MPO 2018) and Charity Smith (MPO 2019) have been selected to receive the 2017 International African American Prosthetic & Orthotic Coalition Sam D. Benson Scholarship. Mr. Hoggatt and Ms. Smith are graduate students at NUPOC, a NCOPE-accredited P&O program.