Awards & Scholarships

The Society offers a number of awards and scholarships to promote cardiothoracic surgery research, encourage careers in the specialty, facilitate training in ethics and health policy, and enable grassroots advocacy.

TSF Awards

The Society's charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF), offers awards in the areas of cardiothoracic surgery research, education, leadership, and outreach. Travel scholarships also are available to attend international meetings, including the STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference.


Looking to the Future Scholarships

These scholarships enable medical students and general surgery residents to attend the STS Annual Meeting and provide them with mentors to encourage careers in cardiothoracic surgery.


Ethics Forum Scholarships

The Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum, a joint STS and AATS project, offers scholarships in amounts up to $10,000 for cardiothoracic surgeons to obtain formal training in biomedical ethics.


Health Policy Scholarship

STS and the American College of Surgeons offer an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University.


Legislative Fly-In Scholarships

These scholarships cover reasonable travel and meal expenses associated with attendance at an STS Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC.