The American College of Surgeons and the American Pediatric Surgical Association are offering an annual
scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and
Management at Brandeis University. The course takes place June 12–18, 2016. The award is in the amount of
$8,000, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course.
Read a preliminary report from 2015 scholar Mike K. Chen.
About the Scholarship
General policies covering the granting of the scholarship are:
- The award is open to surgeons who are
members in good standing of both the
American College of Surgeons (ACS) and
the American Pediatric Surgical Association
(APSA). Applicants must be at least 30
years old, but under 60, on the date that
the completed application is filed.
- The award is to be used to support
the recipient during the period of the
scholarship. Indirect costs are not paid to
the recipient or to the recipient's institution.
- Applications for this scholarship
consist of the following items,
submitted as a single PDF file:
- Applicant's current curriculum vitae
- One-page essay, discussing why the
applicant wishes to receive the scholarship
- Application for this award may be submitted
even if comparable application to other
organizations has been made. If the
recipient accepts a similar scholarship
from another agency or organization, the
scholarship will be withdrawn. It is the
responsibility of the recipient to notify
the Scholarships Section of ACS, which
administers this award, of competing awards.
- The scholarship must be used in
the year for which it is designated.
It cannot be postponed.
- The Scholars are required to provide one
year's health policy-related assistance to
the ACS and the APSA, attending meetings,
reviewing applications, participating as a pro
tem member of the health policy committee
as requested. The College anticipates
that program alumni will serve as state
councillors for the SurgeonsVoice program,
its grassroots initiative aimed at establishing
relationships with Members of Congress.
- A brief report of the Scholar's experiences
and activities is due at the conclusion of
the course and of the scholarship period.
A simple accounting is also required.
The closing date for receipt of applications
is February 1, 2016. An awardee will be
selected by a committee consisting of
members of ACS and APSA. All applicants
will be notified of the outcome of the
selection process by March 31, 2016.
Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281. For more information, visit the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Requirements for the
ACS/APSA scholarship are
posted on the ACS
website and the APSA website.
2016 ACS/APSA Health Policy Scholarship Requirements
Please e-mail PDF applications for this scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211