Looking to the Future Scholarship Program

Since 2006, 430 scholarships have been awarded to underwrite expenses for attendance at the STS Annual Meeting and to provide mentorship to aspiring cardiothoracic surgeons.

Scholarships include complimentary registration for the STS 54th Annual Meeting, January 27-31, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, a three-night stay at an STS-designated hotel, participation in exclusive events, and reimbursement of up to $500 in related travel expenses.

Qualified applicants include general surgery residents and medical students training in the U.S. or Canada who are considering a career in cardiothoracic surgery. The primary goal of the scholarship is to provide mentorship for the best and brightest of these applicants in hopes of encouraging them to pursue CT surgery. Priority will be given to applicants who have not attended a national cardiothoracic surgery meeting or received another CT surgery meeting scholarship (such as recipients of an AATS Member for a Day scholarship, a STSA Brooks Scholarship, or a WTS scholarship). Please note previous Looking to the Future Scholarship recipients are not eligible; however, previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2018 STS Looking to the Future Scholarship Program has now passed. Scholarship recipients will be announced in November.

If you have questions, contact Rachel Pebworth, Affiliate Manager, Awards and Operations, at Rachel Pebworth.


LTTF Scholarship recipients Ace St. John and Alyssa Flores with Elizabeth A. David, MD and Rishindra M. Reddy, MD at the STS Annual Meeting in January 2017.