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Scholarships & Travel Grants

Compete for your chance to win a travel grant to attend the AAPA Annual Conference, Spring Meeting, or Third Meeting within the next two years. A total of four travel grants will be awarded to Fellow members in 2020 and one travel grant will be awarded to a 2nd year Student Non-Delegate member. Additionally, there will be a Student General Education Scholarship available to all 2nd year students.

Every scholarship and travel grant submission is peer-reviewed, therefore, if awarded, it comes with a published peer-review manuscript that can be added to a resume.

Click on the categories below to expand for more information about each offering.

View previous winners here.

Call for manuscripts reporting on cases or techniques that would enhance the knowledge of the pathologists' assistant at the anatomic pathology bench or at autopsy.  We will be awarding a travel grant to the top manuscript in each of two categories (Malignant Cases and Non-Malignant Cases).

Now open! Submit your manuscript by July 1, 2020

Eligibility

  • Author must be a Fellow member of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants
  • Manuscripts submitted for a travel grant at any other state and/or national pathology conference or which have been accepted for prior publication are not eligible
  • The manuscript must be the original work of the author
  • The author may only submit one manuscript per annual travel grant

Fellow Travel Grant Details

The two winning entries (one in each category) will receive a travel grant valued at up to $1800 (registration to an upcoming Annual Conference, Spring Meeting, or Third Meeting within the next two years + $1000 to assist with travel expenses). A total of four travel grants are awarded per calendar year.  

Why Attend a Conference as a Student?

Call For Manuscripts Reporting on Macroscopic Dissection Techniques of Cancer Surgical or Autopsy Pathology Cases

Next Offering: March 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021

Eligibility

  • Non-delegate student members who will be in their second year of training as of the Annual Conference date are eligible
  • Manuscripts submitted for a travel grant at any other state and/or national pathology conference or which have been accepted for prior publication are not eligible
  • The manuscript must be the original work of the author
  • The author may only submit one manuscript per annual travel grant

Travel Grant Details

The winning entry will receive a travel grant valued at up to $1600 (registration + $1000 to help cover travel expenses) to attend the Annual Conference, Spring Meeting, or Third Meeting of their choosing (within the next two years). 

Call For Manuscripts Reporting on: What advancements in molecular/immunohistochemistry will change the direction of pathology as a field?

Next Offering: February 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021

Eligibility

  • Author must be a student member of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants
  • All student members who will be in their second year of training as of the Annual Conference date are eligible
  • Manuscripts submitted for scholarship at any other state and/or national pathology conference or which have been accepted for prior publication are not eligible
  • The manuscript must be the original work of the author
  • The author may only submit one manuscript per annual scholarship

Scholarship Details

The winning entry will receive a $2500 scholarship toward their education.

All training programs are invited to send two representatives each to attend our Annual Conference.

Training programs are contacted by the AAPA in the winter.

Eligibility

  • The two students must be in their second year at the time of the Annual Conference.

Program Details

Student delegates are required to participate in a number of activities leading up to and including their time at the conference. In return, the AAPA provides complimentary conference registration and accommodations, with up to two students per room, for the length of the program. Student delegates will be responsible for their airfare, meals outside of those provided with their conference registration, and any incidentals.

Each student delegate is required to arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart on Thursday. The total length of stay is five (5) days and four (4) nights at the conference.

Current & Upcoming Offerings At-a-Glance

Fellow Conference Travel Grant: Open April 1 - July 1, 2020

Student General Education Scholarship: Open February 1 - May 1, 2021

Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant: Open March 1 - June 1, 2021

Content Submissions

The AAPA relies on its members to share their expertise and passion to help advance the profession.  Have you encountered an interesting case?  Managed to snap an amazing specimen photo?  Are you a content expert?  Help advance the knowledge of your fellow members by making a submission today!  Click here to learn about content contribution opportunities including article-writing, poster submissions, photo contests, and more.

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