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Scholarships & Awards

Eddy Whisnant Scholarship

The Eddie Whisnant scholarship is a $2,000.00 cash award for a student in a North Carolina Community College System Biomedical Equipment Technology program. Award winner will be announced during the annual business meeting held at the NCBA Symposium. Monetary awards will be dispersed in two separate payments of $1,000.00 each after verification of all scholarship eligibility requirements.

Eddy Whisnant and Sondra Miller from Moore Regional Hospital
shown accepting awards at the 5th annual symposium.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are eligible to be awarded a single NCBA scholarship after credit for ½ of required semester credit hours in a Biomedical Equipment Technology curriculum as printed in the current college catalog in which the student applies.  Qualifying applicants must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.25 after completing the required ½ program of study credit hours, verified by official college transcript. Award winners will become ineligible for scholarship payments if cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is not maintained at 3.25 or higher and if enrollment in the program of study is not maintained.   

Scholarship applicants must provide a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from instructors from the college where the student applies or where the student has had transfer credits applied towards the program of study.  

No other non-NCBA scholarship, grants, or loans will be considered during the selection process.

Awards:

  1. A single scholarship will be limited to $1,000.00 per semester for a maximum of two (2) consecutive semesters.
  2. No more than one (1) scholarship will be awarded per academic year for each North Carolina Community College which has a Biomedical Equipment Technology program.
  3. Awards will be selected based upon GPA, your recommendations and your personal narrative essay.
  4. The winner(s) will be selected by the North Carolina Biomedical Association’s Scholarship Committee, whose decisions are final.
  5. The winner(s) will be announced at the NCBA business meeting during the annual NCBA symposium. The first semester scholarship check will be presented to the winner(s) at that time.
  6. The following semester check will be issued after verification of scholarship status. Scholarship status will be verified by sending a copy of a completed semester grade report and a copy of the next semester’s registration fee receipt (showing semester hours enrolled) to the Treasurer of the NCBA. The BMET Program Director will verify that the hours are in the BMET Program.
  7. North Carolina Biomedical Association “Eddy Whisnant Scholarships” are awarded without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, religion, age, handicap or veteran status.

NOTE: To be considered for the NCBA Scholarship, applicants must submit all required materials to the NCBA Scholarship Committee by July 15, 2022. Please submit your application and associated documentation using the following link:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e044d4be6f7945d4a476cb8a233dad3c

Application materials include:

  1. College transcript verifying 3.25 cumulative GPA and credit for half (½) of credit hours in qualifying program of study.  
  2. Letters of recommendation provided by two (2) college professors by any college providing approved credit at degree granting institution.
  3. Verification by the program director (department head) that the student is at least a ¾ time student entering the second year of a North Carolina Biomedical Equipment Technology curriculum.

All application information submitted by an applicant will be kept confidential.

Norman “Red” Reeves Scholarship

The Norman “Red” Reeves NCBA scholarship is a $2,000.00 cash award for a student in a North Carolina Community College System Biomedical Equipment Technology program. Award winner will be announced during the annual business meeting held at the NCBA Symposium. Monetary awards will be dispersed in two separate payments of $1,000.00 each after verification of all scholarship eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants are eligible to be awarded a single NCBA scholarship after credit for ½ of required semester credit hours in a Biomedical Equipment Technology curriculum as printed in the current college catalog in which the student applies. Qualifying applicants must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.25 after completing the required ½ program of study credit hours, verified by official college transcript. Award winners will become ineligible for scholarship payments if cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is not maintained at 3.25 or higher and if enrollment in the program of study is not maintained.

Scholarship applicants must provide a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from instructors from the college where the student applies or where the student has had transfer credits applied towards the program of study.

No other non-NCBA scholarship, grants, or loans will be considered during the selection process.

Awards:

  1. A single scholarship will be limited to $1,000.00 per semester for a maximum of two (2) consecutive semesters.
  2. No more than one (1) scholarship will be awarded per academic year.
  3. Awards will be based on GPA and your recommendations.
  4. The winner will be selected by the North Carolina Biomedical Association’s Scholarship Committee whose decisions are final.
  5. The winner will be announced at the NCBA business meeting during the annual NCBA Symposium. The first semester scholarship check will be presented to the winner at that time.
  6. The following semester check will be issued after verification of scholarship status. Scholarship status will be verified by sending a copy of a completed semester grade report and a copy of the next semester’s registration fee receipt (showing semester hours enrolled) to the Treasurer of the NCBA. The BMET Program Director will verify that the hours are in the BMET Program.
  7. North Carolina Biomedical Association “Norman ‘Red’ Reeves Scholarships” are awarded without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, religion, age, handicap or veteran status.

NOTE: To be considered for the NCBA Scholarship, applicants must submit all required materials to the NCBA Scholarship Committee by July 15, 2022. Please submit your application and associated documentation using the following link:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e103f114a23c4b1e936756a25cf8297f

Application materials include:

  1. College transcript verifying 3.25 cumulative GPA and credit for half (½) of credit hours in qualifying program of study. 
  2. Letters of recommendation provided by two (2) college professors by any college providing approved credit at degree granting institution.
  3. Verification by the program director (department head) that the student is at least a ¾ time student in the second year of a North Carolina Biomedical Equipment Technology curriculum.

All application information submitted by an applicant will be kept confidential.

W. Glenn Scales Scholarship

The W. Glenn Scales Scholarship Is a $5,000.00 cash award scholarship which was established in 2008 by the North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA) to provide financial assistance to any NCBA member who is seeking to expand their knowledge by attending an accredited program for pursuit of a Baccalaureate or a graduate degree. The Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors of the NCBA will select the recipient and present them with the Scholarship at the annual Symposium.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a current Individual Member as defined by the By-Laws of the NCBA and an Individual Member for the past two years.
  2. Applicant must have two letters of recommendation.
  3. Applicant must have two years of on the job experience in the biomed field before submitting Application for Scholarship.
  4. Applicant must have completed at least one term and demonstrate either a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in a Baccalaureate Program or a passing grade toward a graduate degree. This will be verified by official college transcript.

Awards:

  1. A single scholarship will be awarded to one recipient per calendar year.
  2. One lump sum check of $5,000.00 dollars and a plaque will be awarded at the Symposium.
  3. The recipient will be selected by the NCBA Scholarship Committee, whose decisions are final. Deliberations of the NCBA Scholarship Committee will be confidential.
  4. Scholarship recipient will be notified in writing.
  5. The recipient will be announced at the NCBA business meeting at the annual NCBA Symposium.
  6. NCBA Scholarship is awarded without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, religion, age, handicap or veteran status.

*NCBA scholarship awards are contingent upon proper funding and approval of NCBA Board of Directors annually.

NOTE: To be considered for the NCBA Scholarship, applicants must submit all required materials to the NCBA Scholarship Committee by July 15, 2022. Please submit your application and associated documentation using the following link:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/25f3cfb22675403db1402c29ed1d9117

Application Procedures:

  1. Official college transcript verifying 3.25 cumulative GPA and credit for half (½) of credit hours in qualifying program of study. 
  2. Letters of recommendation provided by two (2) college professors by any college providing approved credit at degree granting institution.

All application information submitted by an applicant will be kept confidential.

Shop of the Year Award

Do you have, or know of a Biomedical Engineering shop worthy of special recognition? In honor of Kevin Scoggin, the North Carolina Biomedical Association (NCBA) is accepting nominations for the new Kevin Scoggin Biomedical Shop Recognition Program.

In each Newsletter, the NCBA Board of Directors will recognize one nominated shop in a feature article that demonstrates some of the special and or unique things that they are doing in an effort to demonstrate and promote the value of the Biomedical profession within their organization.

During the NCBA Symposium Business Luncheon, one shop will be identified as the Kevin Scoggin / NCBA Shop of the Year. As part of this recognition, the NCBA will sponsor a luncheon for the selected shop and feature them in the newsletter following the Symposium.

If you know of a shop deserving of this special recognition named to honor the memory of one of our Honorary Members, Kevin Scoggin, please submit an email about the shop describing why you believe they deserve this special recognition along with a completed nomination form.

Please submit all completed nomination forms to ShopOfTheYear@ncbiomedassoc.com.

Contact us with any questions.

North Carolina Biomedical Association
PO Box 388
Lenoir, NC 28645