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Health Policy Scholarship for General Surgeons

<b>Dr. Quyen D. Chu (left), 2015 General Surgery Health Policy Scholar, with Stuart Altman</b>The American College of Surgeons is offering two annual scholarships 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 preliminary reports from 2015 scholars Quyen D. Chu and Anathea Powell.

About the Scholarship

General policies covering the granting of the scholarship are:

  • The award is open to general surgeons who are members in good standing of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 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 recipients during the period of the scholarship. Indirect costs are not paid to the recipients or to the recipients' institution.
  • Applications for these scholarships 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 If the recipient accepts a similar scholarship from another agency or organization, the scholarship will be withdrawn.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, 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 councilors for the SurgeonsVoice program, its grassroots initiative aimed at establishing relationships with Members of Congress.
  • A brief report of the Scholars' 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. Awardees will be selected by a committee consisting of members of ACS. 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.

2016 Health Policy Scholarship Requirements

Please e-mail PDF applications for this scholarship to

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