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NBRC/AMP William W. Burgin, Jr., MD and Robert M. Lawrence, MD Education Recognition Award

The American Respiratory Care Foundation and the National Board for Respiratory Care, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. may award up to $7,500 annually to a third or fourth-year student enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapy program leading to a Baccalaureate degree. This award also consists of a certificate of recognition, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress 2016.

Requirements
  1. Completed application form.
  2. Must provide official transcript verifying a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
  3. Letter from director of admissions verifying enrollment in an accredited Baccalaureate degree respiratory care educational program.
  4. An original referenced paper on some aspect of respiratory care. The paper should include a cover page giving only the title of the paper. The paper should be devoid of any information such as the applicant's name, address, or school that could provide a bias in the evaluation.
  5. An original essay of at least 1,200 words describing how this award will assist the applicant in reaching the objective of a degree and the candidate's ultimate goals of leadership in health care. The paper should include a cover page with the author's name, address and phone number. The body of the paper should be devoid of any information such as applicant's name, address, or school that could provide a bias in the evaluation.
  6. Letters of recommendation from the program director or other senior faculty member and from the medical director or other physician instructor attesting to: a) approval of candidate's paper, b) candidate's worthiness for the award, and c) candidate's potential for a career in the profession of respiratory care.

Please note that the application deadline is June 1.

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