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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 Summer 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 and to view previous winners.

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)*.

Next offering: Apr. 1, 2020 – Jul. 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 Summer Meeting within the next two years + $1000 to assist with travel expenses). A total of four travel grants are awarded per calendar year.

*Categories will change before the next Travel Grant offering opens on April 1, 2020.

Previous Travel Grant Winners

2020 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

  • Robert Gounaris with Intracardiac Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Kimberly Green with An Unexpected Fortune-Teller: The Predictive Power of the Omentum

2019 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

2018 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

2017 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

2016 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

2015 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

2014 Fellow Conference Travel Grant Winners:

Why Attend a Conference as a Student?

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

Now open! Submit your manuscript by June 1, 2020

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 Summer Meeting of their choosing (within the next two years).

Previous Travel Grant Winners

2019 Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant Winner

2018 Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant Winner

2017 Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant Winner

2016 Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant Winner:

2014 Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant Winner:

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

Now open! Submit your manuscript by May 1, 2020

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.

Previous Scholarship Winners

2019 Student General Education Scholarship Winner:

2018 Student General Education Scholarship Winner:

2017 Student General Education Scholarship Winner:

2016 Student General Education Scholarship Winner:

2015 Leica Scholarship Winner:

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.

Previous Student Delegate Manuscript Winners

2019 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

2018 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

2017 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

2016 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

2015 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

2014 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

2013 Student Delegate Manuscript Winner:

Current & Upcoming Offerings At-a-Glance

Student General Education Scholarship: Open February 1 - May 1, 2020

Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant: Open March 1 - June 1, 2020

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

Content Submissions

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