The 2019 ACS/AAST International Scholarship application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2019. Please share this news with your chapter members through your communication channels, as you deem necessary.

The ACS/AAST International Scholarship is intended for surgeons specifically working in acute care surgery, trauma, and emergency general surgery in countries other than the United States and Canada to improve the quality of acute care surgical services. Preference will be given to applicants from developing nations.

The scholarship, in the amount of US$5,000, provides the scholar with an opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) in Dallas, TX, September 18–19, 2019, and to visit one or two Level I Trauma Centers and/or the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) headquarters at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago, IL. The purpose is to enable the awardee to learn about the standards for a trauma program/database and the importance of multidisciplinary Acute Care surgery care.

Please see the full requirements and interactive application form located on the ACS website. If you have any questions, please contact the ACS Scholarships Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..