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Florida Orthopaedic Leadership Scholarship

Deadline to Apply for Scholarship is Monday, March 16, 2020


The Bones Society of Florida and Florida Orthopaedic Society are extremely pleased to offer the 11th Florida Orthopaedic Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship is a collaborative effort between our organizations to further our mutual missions of life-long learning, personal and professional development, and representation of our members and our profession. It is our sincere hope that you will consider applying for this unique opportunity.


Over the past 10 years our scholarship has afforded one of our orthopaedic practice administrators the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the profession and be exposed to the various issues and advocacy efforts that the AAOS and FOS undertake on behalf of our members.  We are pleased to offer this opportunity to an orthopaedic practice administrator again in 2020.




Scholarship Details
The BSOF and FOS are funding a $1,500 scholarship that will send a member of the Bones Society of Florida to Washington DC to participate in the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). The NOLC takes place from June 3-6, 2020 at the JW Marriott in Washington DC. The scholarship will provide meeting registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations for the recipient. The recipient will need to arrive in DC on Wednesday, June 3rd and will return the afternoon of Friday, June 5th, Staff will be available to assist the recipient in securing their participation and travel details. 
Programming Information 
The recipient will be a full participant in the NOLC events. This includes the following: educational seminars on the major advocacy issues impacting the profession; advocacy training seminars on how to effectively lobby members of Congress; networking opportunities with members of the AAOS and State Orthopaedic Society leadership from around the country; and the highlight, joining the Florida delegation in lobbying Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. The recipient will be joined by a delegation of the Florida Orthopaedic Society leadership and staff. FOS staff will be responsible for securing all of the meetings with Members of Congress and participation in all events. 
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must have been a member of the Bones Society of Florida in 2019 and a dues paid member in 2020. In addition, the applicant must represent an orthopaedic practice with 100% membership participation in the Florida Orthopaedic Society from those surgeons eligible for membership. 
Selection Process 
All BSOF members submitting an application will be placed in a random drawing to select a winner. However, if an applicant attended the 2019 BSOF Annual Conference, their name will be placed in the drawing a second time, elevating their chances to win. This is an effort to recognize the commitment of our active members and provide an ongoing incentive for more active participation from the membership. At the time of the drawing we will pull a second name out of the hat that will be an alternate in case for whatever reason the recipient is unable to attend. 

Directions for Applying

Please submit your information below. FOS/BSOF Executive Director, Fraser Cobbe will confirm receipt, eligibility, and how many times your name will be placed in the drawing.


Deadline to Apply for Scholarship is Monday, March 16, 2020




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