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

The 2023 program is scheduled for June 4-10. The scholarship is in the amount of $8,000, which is to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course. 

The award is open to non-resident surgeons who are members in good standing of both STS and ACS. Applicants must be between 30 and 60 years of age on the date that a completed application is filed. The 2023 application period has ended. 

General Application Information

A completed online application should include:

  1. Contact information (name, preferred postal address, e-mail address) and attestation.
  2. A single PDF document with:
    • A one-page essay discussing:
      • Why the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship
      • How the scholarship will fill a gap in applicant's training or experience
      • Goals or plans to use the newly acquired knowledge or skills in his/her practice or community
    • A current NIH-style biosketch (five-page maximum)

Questions may be directed to the ACS Scholarships Administrator at 312-202-5281 or For more information, visit the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Past Scholarship Recipients

2023 - Ankit Dhamija
2022 - Taryne A. Imai
2021 - Peter J. Kneuertz
2020 - Canceled
2019 - Keith D. Mortman
2018 - Daniel J. Boffa
2017 - Rob Headrick
2016 - Daniel Engelman
2015 - Jeremy Conklin
2014 - Aaron W. Eckhauser
2013 - Paul D. Robison
2012 - Michael J. Davidson
2011 - Yvonne M. Carter
2010 - Michael K. Banbury
2009 - Jennifer L. Ellis
2008 - Dao Nguyen
2007 - Max B. Mitchell
2006 - Richard K. Freeman
2005 - Scott C. Silvestry
2004 - John R. Roberts
2003 - James S. Allan