SVS Awards and Scholarship

The Society for Vascular Surgery and the SVS Foundation offer a variety of awards and scholarships for medical students, residents, researchers and vascular surgeons. View the SVS Foundation Awards and Grants here.

SVS Awards and Scholarships

Lifetime Achievement Award

Submission Deadline: March 1
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor SVS bestows on one of its members. Selection for this honor recognizes an individual’s outstanding and sustained contributions to the profession, SVS, and their exemplary professional practice and leadership.

Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery

Submission Deadline: March 1
The SVS Medal for Innovation in Vascular Surgery honors individuals whose contributions have had a transforming impact on the practice or science of vascular surgery.

Excellence in Community Practice Award

Submission Deadline extended to March 31
The SVS Excellence in Community Practice Award (formally the Excellence in Community Service Award) is an honor bestowed on a member who has exhibited outstanding leadership within his or her community as a practicing vascular surgeon.

International Scholars Program

Submission Deadline: Closed for 2021
This program provides scholarships to qualified young vascular surgeons from countries outside North America. The four scholarships, the amount of (US) $5,000 each, provide the scholars with an opportunity to participate in the Vascular Annual Meeting® and to visit clinical, teaching and research facilities in the United States and Canada. 

SVS/ACS Health Policy Scholarship

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time March 25, 2022
The American College of Surgeons and SVS offer an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. The 2022 course will be June 5-12 and will be in-person; if that is not feasible, a virtual option will be available. The $8,000 award is to be used for tuition, travel, housing and food during the course. Contact Tony Ortiz with questions.

SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship

Opening Soon! Closed for 2021
The primary purpose of the SVS Vascular Surgery Trainee Advocacy Travel Scholarship is to provide the recipient with an opportunity to participate in Capitol Hill visits and learn more about SVS' health policy and advocacy activities. The overall aim of the Scholarship is to enhance the health policy and advocacy development of the trainee’s career.​

SVS General Surgery Resident/Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship

The 2022 submission period is now closed!
On an annual basis, SVS offers travel scholarships to aspiring vascular surgeons to underwrite expenses for attendance at the Vascular Annual Meeting. During the event, trainees will be able to attend scientific sessions and network with leaders in the field. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to attend didactic lectures geared specifically toward them, as well as participate in a residency fair.

SVS Diversity Medical Student Vascular Annual Meeting Travel Scholarship

The 2022 submission period is now closed!
Sponsored by the Leadership Development Committee and the Resident and Student Outreach Committee, SVS offers a Diversity Medical Student Travel Scholarship to provide aspiring vascular surgeons with an opportunity to attend the Vascular Annual Meeting, and to enhance the professional network of medical students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities within the vascular surgery specialty. During the Vascular Annual Meeting, students will be able to attend scientific sessions and network with leaders in the field to learn more about the latest treatments and research in vascular disease. Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to attend didactic lectures geared specifically toward them, as well as participate in a residency fair.

Visit the SVS Foundation Page for SVSF Awards and Grants