As a lasting memorial to the extraordinary life and work of the late Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, former ACS President, his family and friends established an endowment through the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Foundation in 2008 to provide funding for an annual fellowship to be awarded to an outstanding surgeon from the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, or the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association. The fellowship is available to a U.S. or Canadian ACS Fellow who is 45 years old or younger. The award of $5,000 will support the travel, per diem, and course costs for the recipient to attend a meeting or make a research-related visit.
The full requirements for the 2015 traveling fellowship are posted on the ACS website at https://www.facs.org/member-services/scholarships/special/organ. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is June 1, and decisions will be made by July 31. Questions and applications should be submitted to the attention of the ACS Scholarships Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.