The NBRPA is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship application process. Developed to provide opportunities for higher learning, this program awards college scholarships to NBRPA members, their spouses and offspring (natural, step, legally adopted or grandchild) to help meet the rising costs of higher education.
To date, the NBRPA has donated more than $1 million in scholarship money to former players and their children. Please review the scholarship timeline and highlighted eligibility requirements listed below.
Earl Lloyd Scholarship: In honor of the recently departed NBA pioneer, Earl Lloyd, the NBA Players Legacy Fund (Fund) has pledged an annual, restricted gift to the NBRPA for the purpose of providing significant financial support to low income recipients of the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship. The Lloyd Scholarship will be available to the children and grandchildren of NBRPA members who have played Three (3) full years in the NBA and therefore, eligible to receive assistance from the Fund.
Please print and review the attached application for a complete list of eligibility requirements, criteria and information on how to complete the application process outlined.
May 11, 2018: Scholarship Applications Distributed to Membership
June 4, 2018: Applications Due
June 18, 2018: Applicant Denial Notification
June 25, 2018: Earl Lloyd Determinations
July 9, 2018: Scholarship Recipients Announced
In order to qualify as an Eligible Candidate (“Eligible Candidate”), one must be a current NBRPA member, the offspring (natural, step, legally adopted or grandchild) or the spouse of a current NBRPA member. In addition, the offspring or spouse of a deceased NBRPA member who was in good standing at the time of his or her death will be deemed an Eligible Candidate for Five (5) years after the member’s death.
- In addition an eligible candidate must be either (1) a high school senior who will graduate in the spring and enter a college, university or certain vocational or technical school within the U.S. that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting association or agency, (2) any high school graduate who has been accepted to an educational institution, or (3) a student currently enrolled full time in such an educational institution who is returning to school the following fall.
- Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or better to qualify for an award.
- No family member of the NBRPA’s staff will qualify as an Eligible Candidate.
Eligible candidates click HERE to apply
Should you have questions regarding the 2018 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship please contact Excell Hardy at 312.913.9400 or email@example.com.