Jomo Martin Nkunika Memorial Scholarship

Introduction

The BRPT is excited to offer a $3,000 tuition grant to a promising student of polysomnography. Applicants must hold a high school diploma or the equivalent. In addition, applicants must be currently enrolled in an approved CAAHEP-accredited PSG program, a CAAHEP-accredited END program with a PSG add on, or a CoARC accredited program with a PSG add on OR must have proof of acceptance to an accredited program.

Application Window

The BRPT will begin accepting applications for its Jomo Martin Nkunika Memorial Scholarship on Monday, August 1, 2022; the deadline for receipt of applications is the close of business Friday, September 30, 2022. The BRPT Educational Grant Task Force will review the applications to determine the best qualified applicant after which the grant recipient will be notified.

Eligibility

Applicants must hold a high school diploma or the equivalent.  In addition, applicants must be currently enrolled in an approved CAAHEP-accredited PSG program, a CAAHEP-accredited END program with a PSG add on, or a CoARC-accredited program with a PSG add on, OR must have proof of acceptance to one of the aforementioned accredited programs.

Application Criteria

All applicants must submit:

  • A completed application form, which can be found HERE.
  • Proof of PSG program acceptance OR official PSG program transcript.
  • A resume or short biography addressing your work experience.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • A written statement:  In 200-500 words, please describe your interest in sleep and why you feel the scholarship is needed or deserved.

Application Submissions

Please submit applications and accompanying documents to:  [email protected]

About the Jomo Martin Nkunika Scholarship

The scholarship is named in honor of Jomo Martin Nkunika, MSHCA, BS, CCSH, RPSGT. Jomo, a former member of the BRPT Board of Directors, was a strong advocate of sleep education and was the program director and adjunct professor of the Sleep Medicine Technology program at Montgomery College in Maryland. In addition, Jomo was a clinical manager with MedBridge Health at the Frederick Memorial Hospital Advanced Center for Sleep Studies.

Jomo was an integral part of the BRPT Board of Directors from 2016 until 2019 when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sadly, Jomo lost his battle against ALS in July 2021.

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