Announcing the 2024 SCA Junior Resident Scholarship

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Open November 1, 2023 through January 15, 2024

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEI) Junior Resident Scholar Program provides selected underrepresented minority (URM) anesthesiology residents (CA1) an opportunity to attend the SCA annual meeting.  Applications will be accepted November 1, 2023 through January 15, 2024.

The goals of this scholarship are:

  • To expose URM residents to the clinical practice of cardiothoracic anesthesiology by attending the SCA annual meeting.
  • To give URM resident scholars early involvement in the SCA through interactions with and mentorshipby leaders of the sub-specialty and other cardiothoracic anesthesiologists.


Ten scholarships will be awarded in 2024!


  • Nomination of URM resident by the program director or cardiothoracic faculty.
  • The nominee must be an academically promising URM CA1 resident in good standing in an ACGME-accredited residency program.
  • Each nominee must submit an essay addressing the following(maximum 500 words):
  • Diverse background of the nominee
  • Nominee’s understanding of the issues of DEI in Cardiovascular medicine
  • Nominee’s interest in CV anesthesia
  • A letter of support from the program director and one additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • The CV of the nominee.
  • Recipients must be members of the SCA, or agree to become one, to accept the scholarship. Non-members will receive a complimentary, one-year resident/fellow membership to meet this requirement.


$1,000 travel stipend; complimentary basic registration to the 2024 SCA Annual Meeting.


Scholarship applications will be reviewed and selected by the Scholarship Review & Selection Sub-Group of the DEI Committee at the SCA. Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded yearly.

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Application Submission Period: November 1, 2023 – January 15, 2024