The Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is accepting applications for the 2015 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship. Applications are due December 15, 2014.
The Oweida Scholarship provides an award of $5,000 to subsidize the attendance and participation of a Fellow or Associate Fellow serving a small community at the ACS Clinical Congress 2015, October 4–8, in Chicago, IL. The scholar also will attend the annual meeting of the Scholarships Committee and the Rural Surgeons Forum to meet colleagues and receive the monetary award.
The $5,000 award may be used to defray travel expenses for the Clinical Congress, including Postgraduate Course fees, hotel costs, and per diem expenses. Preferential housing in a hotel near the site of Clinical Congress will be made available to the scholar. The scholar is responsible for making his or her own travel arrangements.
Oweida Scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Serves a small town or rural community in the U.S. or Canada
- Is an ACS Fellow or Associate Fellow in good standing
- Is under 55 years of age on the date the application is filed
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:
- A one-page essay discussing the following specific items:
- Why the applicant wishes to receive the Oweida Scholarship
- Why the applicant is qualified to receive the scholarship
- Why the applicant’s practice is characterized as serving a small community
- A copy of the applicant’s current curriculum vitae
A scholar and an alternate will be selected, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by March 31, 2015.
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 of the Clinical Congress experience for possible 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, 2015.
Send applications for this scholarship to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to: Scholarship Section, American College of Surgeons, 633 N. Saint Clair St., Chicago, IL 60611-3211.
Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281.