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ACS and EAST Health Policy Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons and the EAST Foundation 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 took place May 31–June 6, 2015. 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 the preliminary report from 2015 scholar Michelle Brownstein.

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 Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). Only individuals who are in the “Active” membership category of EAST with at least two years of membership are eligible to apply.
  • 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.
  • The Scholar is required to provide one year’s health policy-related assistance to the ACS including attendance at a health policy meeting in Washington, DC. The EAST Foundation asks the Scholar for his or her support in reviewing applications for next year’s Brandeis scholarship program and to present a brief report during the business meeting at EAST’s Annual Scientific Assembly. The financial costs of such participation will be covered as part of the Scholarship.
  • Applications for this scholarship consist of the following items, submitted as a single PDF file:
    • One copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
    • A one-page essay as to why the applicant desires the scholarship
    • Letter of support from the applicant’s Chair
  • 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 If the recipient accepts a similar scholarship from another agency or organization, the scholarship will be withdrawn.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.
  • 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 was February 2, 2015. An awardee was selected by a committee consisting of members of ACS and EAST and all applicants have been notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 31, 2015.


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/EAST scholarship are posted on the ACS website and the EAST website.

2015 ACS/EAST Health Policy Scholarship Brochure

Please e-mail PDF applications for this scholarship to

American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211