We are excited to announce the first annual Basu Plastic Surgery Advancing Care Scholarship for Adult Learners! The scholarship was created by Dr. Bob Basu to support, empower, and encourage Texans over the age of 30 who are pursuing a graduate degree as a licensed medical practitioner, physician, or nurse.
Who can apply?
Adult students who reside in Texas and are interested in a career in a qualifying medical field are welcome to apply for the $1,500 scholarship.
Eligible scholarship participants must:
- Be an adult student and Texas resident over the age of 30
- Be pursuing a degree/career path as a licensed medical practitioner* at an institution of higher learning
- Be able to provide one letter of recommendation with valid contact information
- Complete the application form and provide original essay answers
*Eligible degrees include: Doctorate (MD, DO, DPM, DDS, DMD, DPM, DMD, OD, PsyD, PharmD, DCM, DS, DPT, DSN, PhD, DNP), Nursing (RN, NP, CNM, CRNA, LPN), Master’s (MPH, MM, MMS, MN, MNA, MPharm, MPAS, MSN, MSM), and Physician’s Assistant (PA, PAC).
The scholarship award will be disbursed directly to the student in the form of a $1,500 cash prize. The selected student will be required to furnish the information necessary to issue a 1099 tax form, including social security number, as part of the process for dispersing scholarship monies. The student will be responsible for any resulting tax obligations.
The scholarship award is to be used toward tuition fees and educational expenses, including but not limited to: textbooks, supplies (paper, pens, notebooks, etc.), required technology, on-campus dining, housing, and transportation costs.
The scholarship application period runs through November 19, 2021, at which point submitted applications will be reviewed by the committee and a winner will be selected.
We would like to wish all of our applicants the best of luck! We are honored to be able to offer this scholarship to our great community.