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First Sergeant Warren Bassuk Scholarship Fund

The First Sergeant Warren Bassuk Scholarship fund is established to support service members who selflessly serve, protect, and defend our country. This scholarship is available to students studying at the College of Biomedical Equipment Technology (CBET).

Dedicated to the Memory of First Sergeant Warren Bassuk

“First Sergeant Warren Bassuk was a combat medic and Vietnam Veteran whose career span 26 years. After retiring, he continued to serve the military community as a pediatric nurse in El Paso, Texas. His devotion to country was only surpassed by his devotion to family. The memorial scholarship is dedicated to his memory, and intended to honor all those who have committed the full measure of devotion to our great nation.”

William “Bill” Bassuk
President and CEO
College of Biomedical Equipment Technology

Number of Scholarships

At least one (1) scholarship will be awarded per year, when funds permit, (as determined by the committee).

Scholarship awarded will depend upon the number of qualified applicants.

Scholarship Awards are available for each CMIA Chapter and for the State Level.


Award(s) will be presented at the annual CMIA State Banquet.


Applications must be received by this year’s Scholarship deadline.

Award Amount

Scholarships will be $5,000 for each Chapter winner and $22,995 for the State winner.


Candidates must be a U.S. Military Veteran enrolling in a CBET Certificate or Degree Program and candidates must meet CBET admissions requirements.


A Committee consisting of the 4 members of the CMIA Board of Directors will administer the fund. Awards will be based upon a combined scholarship and need basis. The intention of the Fund is to be especially valuable to those students showing academic promise in the biomed field and the need for financial assistance to pursue study in this field.


The CMIA at the chapter and Board levels will solicit donations from Corporations, CMIA members, and other interested parties. The Board and Individual chapters will be encouraged to conduct biomedical seminars and contribute a percentage of the funds collected at the seminars and use the First Sergeant Warren Bassuk Memorial as part of and in promoting the Seminars or other Contribution Programs. Chapters will also be encouraged to make an annual contribution to the FUND. The FUND will not be allowed to drop below $500.00 at any time. If the scholarship award will reduce the FUND to below $500.00, the CMIA Board of Directors shall decide how to supplement the FUND, or to not award a scholarship that year.

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