Welcome to the Awards & Scholarships site for cardiothoracic surgery! The organizations represented on this site encourage participation, leadership, education, and research in cardiothoracic surgery. You’ll find numerous award and scholarship applications for cardiothoracic surgery residents, researchers and surgeons, general surgery residents, and medical students. Each organization has its own unique offerings, providing a variety of opportunities to become involved in and learn more about cardiothoracic surgery.
As you navigate your way through this site, you may find that you are eligible for more than one scholarship.

If you would like to apply for more than one, be sure to submit a completed application for each individual scholarship. Please take note of varying application schedules, including open and close dates, review periods, and award announcement dates.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Looking to the Future Scholarship is for U.S. or Canadian medical students and general surgery residents interested in but not yet committed to a career in cardiothoracic surgery. This scholarship underwrites expenses for attendance at the STS Annual Meeting and provides mentorship to aspiring cardiothoracic surgeons.

The application process for the 2023 STS Looking to the Future Scholarship is open and the submission deadline is Monday, October 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT.


The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) offers scholarships for medical students and general surgery residents to attend the STSA Annual Meeting. 

The application process for the 2022 STSA James W. Brooks Medical Student and Resident Scholarships is closed.

The application process for the 2022 STSA Diversity Scholarship is closed.



The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) offers a variety of grants and educational scholarships for cardiothoracic surgery surgeons. 

Grant Applications Accepted:
 07/01/22

Application Deadline:
 09/15/22







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