James W. Brooks Medical Student Scholarship

About the Award

The STSA James W. Brooks Medical Student Scholarship seeks to identify and encourage medical students who are considering a career in cardiothoracic surgery. The Scholarship includes one round-trip, coach-class airfare to attend the STSA Annual Meeting; three nights’ hotel accommodation; tickets to attend the President’s Mixer and the Dinner Gala; and an assigned STSA mentor to assist in planning a schedule of educational programming, answer questions and facilitate introductions.

The criteria to apply for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Applicants must be a rising second, third or fourth year medical student in good standing at a U.S. medical institution in the STSA region who displays general academic excellence and promise. Medical students training at a U.S. medical institution outside of the STSA region who obtain a letter of nomination from an STSA member (Active or Senior) will also be considered.
  • Applicants must display a significant dedication to the field of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment through community service, education, and leadership.

To see a map of the STSA region click here.

The application process for the 2019 James W. Brooks Medical Student Scholarship is now closed. Interested applicants must apply online at https://sts.smapply.io/. In addition to completing an application form, applicants will be asked to upload a current CV, a letter of nomination from an STSA member (Active or Senior), and a letter of support from his or her medical institution dean confirming permission for the applicant to travel to the meeting in Florida.

Contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892 with questions.


2019 STSA Brooks Medical Student Scholarship Recipients
  • Nicholas Goel, Medical University of Pennsylvania
  • Samantha Halpern, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Selena Li, Harvard Medical School
  • Phillip Mackie, University of Florida

The Scholarship Committee would like to recognize the following finalists.

2019 STSA Brooks Medical Student Scholarship Finalists
  • Michael Eisenberg, McGovern Medical School
  • Perry Choi, Harvard Medical School
  • Krish Dewan, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Thank you to everyone who applied or wrote a letter of recommendation!

To see a list of previous STSA Brooks Medical Student Scholarship recipients and finalists, click here.