The American College of Surgeons and the American 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 4–10, 2017. 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 final report from 2016 scholar Eileen M. Bulger.
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
Surgical Association (ASA). 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
in this order as a single PDF:
- Cover sheet
- Applicant name
- Applicant’s preferred mailing address
- Applicant’s e-mail
- Name of scholarship: ACS/ASA Scholarship
- One-page essay discussing:
- Why the applicant wishes to
receive the scholarship
- How the scholarship will fill a gap in
applicant’s training or experience
- Goals or plans to use the newly
acquired knowledge or skills in his
or her practice or community
- Applicant’s current curriculum vitae
(10 pages or fewer, please)
- 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withdrawn.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 ASA, attending meetings,
reviewing applications, and 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, 2017. An awardee will be
selected by a committee consisting of
members of ACS and ASA. All applicants
will be notified of the outcome of the
selection process by early April 2017.
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/ASA scholarship are here and on the ASA website.
2017 ACS/ASA 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