NBRPA Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund to award 37 scholarships

August 29, 2014

The NBRPA will award 37 scholarships of more than $3000 apiece for higher education to NBRPA Members and their spouses, children and grandchildren. A cornerstone program of the NBRPA, the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly $1.5 million in higher education funds to members and their families, and also puts educational grants into communities.

“Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. “A college degree can open many doors in life after basketball and we are proud to not only offer higher education scholarships to our members through the Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund, but also their spouses, children and grandchildren. The Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund is a flagship program for the NBRPA and clearly shows how this organization serves its members and their families.”

The 2014 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Winners are:

Jared Allen
Savannah Bennett
Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje
Andrea Brown
Aharown Campbell
Stephanie Coulter
Samuel Corzine
Kaitlin Counts
Keith Edmonson
Mallory Fredericks
Wyatt Imhoff
Alfonso Johnson
Ollie Johnson
Damon Jones
Michael Keeling
Mollie Kite
Taylor Kite
Alexander Leavell
Shannon Love
Jake McDowell
Jason Moncrief
Eric Murdock
Clayton Nies
Camille Range
Malcolm Range
John Rinaldi
Kai Roberts
Sam Roberts
Sophia Roberts
Jaysie Sheppard
Nicholas Sheppard
McKenzie Stock
Evelyn VonNieda
Simon VonNieda
Marcus Walker
Rikardo Williams
Caleb Wood

“On behalf of the NBRPA Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate all of our 2014 Dave DeBusschere Scholarship winners,” said NBRPA Secretary Steve Hayes, who serves as Chair for the NBRPA Member Services & Benefits Committee. “We wish all of our scholarship students the best of luck this fall and commend them for their hard work.”

About the 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 furthering 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 pursuing degrees in higher education.

The scholarship’s namesake, Dave DeBusschere, enjoyed a prolific career as an NBA player. Shortly after his passing in 2003, DeBusschere’s children established this program under the NBRPA umbrella. As a player, DeBusschere dominated on the court for 12 seasons, earning two championship rings with the New York Knicks, eight NBA All-Star Game appearances and induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.