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AAS/AASF 2016 Student Travel Grants

Application Due: August 30
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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 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 30, 2015.

Winner Receives:

  • Complimentary registration to the Academic Surgical Congress being held February 4, 2016
    in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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 2015 AAS Student Travel Grant winners:
Graham Walmsley, Stanford University
Yanqiu Zheng, Baylor College of Medicine
Nallely Saldana-Ruiz, University of Rochester Medical Center

Previous Award Winners:
2014   Namita Alolkar
2014   Asishana Osho
2014   Ulysses Rosas
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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