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AAS/AASF 2018 Student Diversity Travel Grant

Application Deadline: August 28, 2017
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Awarded Annually

As part of the AAS mission to increase diversity in our membership, we are pleased to offer an annual AAS Student Diversity 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 online application consisting, an essay describing their commitment to becoming a leader in academic surgery (300-word limit), and a letter of support from their Program Chair, Program Director, or Dean of the medical school (or equivalent).
  • The deadline for RECEIPT of applications is s 11:59pm PDT on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Winner Receives:

  • Complimentary registration to the Academic Surgical Congress
  • 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 Ceremony during the Academic Surgical Congress
  • Name published in the AAS newsletter and on the AAS web site

Congratulations to the 2017 AAS Student Diversity Travel Grant winners:
Nelly-Ange Kontchou, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Vermillion, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Solange Bayard, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Previous Award Winners:
2016 Jason Silvestre, University of Pennsylvania
2016 Lauren Theiss, University of Alabama – Birmingham
2016 Livia Maria Mangogna, Sapienza University of Rome
2015 Graham Walmsley, Stanford University
2015 Yanqiu Zheng, Baylor College of Medicine
2015 Nallely Saldana-Ruiz, University of Rochester Medical Center
2014 Namita Alolkar, Howard University
2014 Asishana Osho, Duke University
2014 Ulysses Rosas, Stanford University
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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