AWS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Travel Awards


About the AWS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Travel Awards

This scholarship program will cover the cost for a limited number of students and residents to attend the annual AWS Annual Conference. This year, the scholarship will cover up to $750 towards registration, travel, and lodging costs to attend AWS’s in-person conference in San Francisco, CA.

AWS is proud to sponsor the DEI Travel Award Program in partnership with the following organizations:

  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS)
  • The Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS)
  • Latino Surgical Society (LSS)
  • Association of Out Surgeons and Allies (AOSA)
  • Association of Academic Surgery (AAS)


  • Demonstrated interest in a career in surgery or surgical specialty.
  • Demonstrated alignment with the missions of AWS and the partnering organization(s).
  • Applicants in good standing in their program.
  • Must be based in the United States medical school and/or hospital training program. 
  • Current resident/fellow at the time of the conference. 

The application deadline is July 12, 2024. Late applications will not be considered. Award notifications will go out by mid August 2024.


2023 Awardees

AWS, in collaboration with our partners, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 AWS DEI Travel Awards!