The Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announces the availability of a scholarship for surgeons serving small communities, the Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons.
Application is open for the Nizar N. Oweida Scholarship for small community and rural surgeons. For inspiration, read 2014 Oweida Scholar Dr. John McBee's report.
The Oweida Scholarship provides an award of $5,000 to subsidize the participation of a Fellow or Associate Fellow serving small communities in attendance at the annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
The Oweida Scholarship is available to a member of the American College of Surgeons in any of the surgical specialties who meets the following requirements:
- Serves a small town or rural community in the U.S. or Canada
- Is a Fellow or Associate Fellow in good standing
- Is under 55 years of age on the date the application is filed
The Oweida Scholar will attend
the annual Clinical Congress of
the American College of Surgeons, which will be held in Washington, DC,
October 16–20, 2016. He or she will
also attend the annual meeting
of the Scholarships Committee
and the rural surgeons forum,
to meet with colleagues and
to receive his or her check.
The successful applicant will receive the sum of
$5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray
travel expenses for the Clinical Congress,
postgraduate course fees, hotel costs, and per diem
expenses during the Clinical Congress. Preferential
housing in a thrifty hotel near the Congress site will
be made available to the scholar. The scholar will
make his or her own travel arrangements.
The Executive Committee of the Board of
Governors will select the scholar after review and
evaluation of the applications.
Applicants for the Oweida Scholarship
should submit a single PDF consisting
of the following items in this order:
- One copy of a one-page essay, discussing the following specific items:
- Why the applicant wishes to receive the Oweida Scholarship
- Why the applicant believes he or she is qualified to receive the scholarship
- Why the applicant characterizes his or her practice as serving a small community
- One copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is December 15, 2015. A scholar and an alternate will be selected, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by February 1, 2016.
Questions may be directed to
the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281.
The Oweida Scholar must attend
the full week of the Clinical
Congress in the year for which it
is designated; the award cannot
be postponed. The Oweida
Scholar will provide a brief
report on his or her experiences
at the Clinical Congress for
possible future publication in
the Bulletin of the American
College of Surgeons. A simple
accounting for the award is
also required. These items are
due by December 1, 2016.
Please send applications for this scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611-3211