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AAS/AASF Student Travel Grants

Application Due: August 15
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Awarded every year

As part of the AAS mission to increase diversity in our membership, we are pleased to offer an annual AAS Student Travel Grant. This award is presented to three medical students from an underrepresented minority.


  • Department chairs and clerkships directors should encourage eligible medical students to apply for this unique opportunity
  • Candidates must submit an application form, an essay describing their commitment to becoming a leader in academic surgery (300-word limit), and a letter of support from their chair or clerkship director
  • The deadline for RECEIPT of applications is August 1, 2014.

Winner Receives:

  • Complimentary registration to the Academic Surgical Congress being held February 3-5, 2015
    in Las Vegas, NV
  • A $500 travel stipend and up to 3 nights hotel accommodation at the meeting hotel
  • Complimentary medical student AAS membership for one year
  • Award certificate presented at the AAS Awards Session during the Academic Surgical Congress
  • Name published in the AAS newsletter and on the AAS web site

Congratulations to the 2014 AAS Travel Grant winners:
Namita Alolkar
Asishana Osho
Ulysses Rosas

Previous Award Winners:
2013   Ayodele Adesanya, Ohio State University
2013   Alexis Chidi, UPMC Liver Canter Center
2013   Allison Martin, Harvard School of Public Health/Brigham & Women's Hospital
2012   Dani O. Gonzalez, Howard University College of Medicine
2011   Andrew Ibrahim, Case Western Reserve & Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2010   Ashanti L. Franklin, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
2009   Kerry-Ann C.A. Stewart, University of Rochester
2008   Juliet A. Emamaulle, University of Alberta, Canada
2007   Babafemi "Wande" Pratt, Harvard School of Public Health

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