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AAS/AASF Student Travel Grants

The 2014 award application process is now closed. Information and application for the 2015 awards will be available here in late spring 2014.

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, 2013.

Winner Receives:

  • Complimentary registration to the Academic Surgical Congress being held February 4-6, 2014
    in San Diego, CA
  • 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 2013 AAS Travel Grant winners:
Ayodele Adesanya, Ohio State University
Alexis Chidi, UPMC Liver Canter Center
Allison Martin, Harvard School of Public Health/Brigham & Women's Hospital

Previous Award Winners:
  Babafemi "Wande" Pratt, Harvard School of Public Health
2008   Juliet A. Emamaulle, University of Alberta, Canada
2009   Kerry-Ann C.A. Stewart, University of Rochester
2010   Ashanti L. Franklin, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
2011   Andrew Ibrahim, Case Western Reserve University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2013   Dani O. Gonzalez, Howard University College of Medicine

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