Wesley Watkins International Grants
Who Was Wesley Watkins?
The BONENT scholarship is named in honor of Wesley Watkins. He was a dialysis technician who served on the BONENT Board of Directors for over ten years as Secretary/Treasurer. He chaired the Finance Committee and was actively involved in legislative issues relating to dialysis technicians in the south. He passed away in 2002.
BONENT offers grants of $250 per applicant (maximum of two/per year). The grant will be awarded exclusively to prospective applicants for the BONENT certification examination who reside in underprivileged countries as defined by the World Bank and have difficulty paying for the exam. We will provide grants only to individuals that presently work in the field of nephrology for at least one year and their work records can be verified. BONENT will apply the grant to the cost of a BONENT exam.
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Wesley Watkins Scholarship
The Wesley Watkins Scholarship was awarded annually until 2011 to as many as four BONENT members in good standing: two international and two U.S. members. Competition was based on an essay written by the applicants.