Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

June 25, 2014

The NBRPA is proud to announce the opening of the 2014 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.

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.


June 24, 2014: Mailing/Email of scholarship application to membership
July 21, 2014: Applications Due
July 25, 2014: Applicant denial notification
August 11, 2014: Recipients announced via email and legendsofbasketball.com
August 13, 2013: Scholarship checks mailed


In order to qualify as an (“Eligible Candidate”), one must be a current NBRPA member, the offspring (natural, step, legally adopted or grandchild) or the spouse of an active NBRPA member.

In addition, an applicant 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 plans to enter such 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 currently enrolled in an institution of higher education must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or better to qualify for an award.

No family member of the Association’s staff, Membership Committee or the Board of Directors of the Association will qualify as an Eligible Candidate.

Eligible candidates wishing to apply may do so today at the following link: http://www.legendsofbasketball.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-Dave-DeBusschere-Scholarship-Application-.pdf

Should you have questions regarding the 2014 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship please contact Scott Rochelle (General Counsel – VP. Membership, Player and Chapter Development) at 312.913.9400 or srochelle@legendsofbasketball.com.