James W. Brooks Scholarship

Dr. Jim Brooks was the 23rd President of the STSA and a life-time supporter of the Association. He was a great mentor to countless residents and students during his career at the Medical College of Virginia. To pay tribute to Dr. Brooks and extend his legacy, his colleagues and STSA  created a scholarship in his honor. The Brooks Scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to promising 2nd, 3rd and 4th year medical students and general surgery residents training in and/or outside of the STSA region who are interested in CT surgery. The recipients will receive funding to attend the STSA Annual Meeting and benefit from the guidance of STSA members.

  • The STSA James W. Brooks Medical Student Scholarship seeks to identify and encourage medical students who are considering a career in cardiothoracic surgery. For more information about the STSA James W. Brooks Medical Student Scholarship including eligibility, click here.
  • The STSA James W. Brooks Resident Scholarship seeks to identify and encourage general surgery residents who are committed to pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery. For more information about the STSA James W. Brooks Resident Scholarship including eligibility, click here.
  • Both scholarships 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.

Donate Online:
You can make an online donation to the James W. Brooks Scholarship Fund via the STSA member database. Click here to make your donation.

Donate by Mail:
You can send your donation by mail. Click here to access a printable donation form. Donations by check should be made payable to: STSA Brooks Scholarship Fund. Our mailing address is: Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), 633 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL  60611.