Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund

The NBRPA strongly believes every member of its extended basketball family should have access to higher education, regardless of his or her financial status. To do its part in further this goal, the NBRPA established the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund more than a decade ago in honor of the late Dave DeBusschere, an NBA Champion, All-Star and NBRPA Founder.

The DeBusschere Fund provides financial support to eligible NBRPA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren in pursuit of degrees in higher education. The NBRPA has awarded members and their families more than $1.5 million in educational funds through the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund and continues to raise money in support of this cornerstone initiative. In 2014 alone, the NBRPA awarded 37 scholarships of more than $3,000 a piece to its recipients. In addition, the DeBusschere Fund awards education grants to communities through the NBRPA Chapter program.

An NBA Hall-of-Famer and one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of All-Time, Dave DeBusschere averaged 16.1 points and 11 rebounds per game, won two NBA Championships as a member of the New York Knicks and was named to eight All-Star teams. DeBusschere passed away in 2003 and is memorialized by the NBRPA through the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund.

Applying process in now OPEN, please download and review the application for a complete list of eligibility requirements, criteria and information on how to complete the application process outlined.



The 2016 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Winners are:

Antoine Carr
Stephanie Colter
Samuel Corzine
Patrick Counts
Keith Edmonson
Mallory Fredericks
Jayda Howard
Maya Jones
Shoneia Jones
Zori Jones
Anthony Keeling
Mollie Kite
Alexander Leavell
Amanda Leavell
Stefani McClanahan
Dan McClintock
Danielle McCormick
Hansen McIlvaine
Sophia Parry
Avery Powell
Sydney Recasner
Sheri Sam
Jessica Shreve
Luke Smrek
McKenzie Stock
Ann Strother
Conner Toolson
Carly Tower
Kiana Trice-Hill
Reagan Tripucka
Jade Tucker
Jordan Tucker
Dallin Toolson
Evelyn Von Nieda
Isaac Von Nieda
Tristan Von Nieda
Caleb Wood
Josiah Wood