To assist otolaryngologists from outside the U.S.A. to attend the annual ASPO meeting.   


— to train otolaryngologists from countries other than the US and Canada so they can return to teach colleagues and raise the standard of pediatric otolaryngology care.

— to create relationships with sister institutions or national societies.


One $3000 scholarship is available each year to assist the scholar with travel expenses to attend the ASPO meeting, and may be used for payment of Economy Class Airfare, meeting registration and hotel accommodations for the nights of the meeting.  Additional scholarships may be available depending on donations.

Contributing Organizations:

IAPO: During even-numbered years (i.e. 2020), the award is entitled the “Sylvan Stool Travel Award”, with funds donated by Colleagues, Trainees and Friends of Sylvan E. Stool M.D., and Supported by contributions from The Inter-American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (IAPO). For details on the Sylvan Stool Travel Award, click here.

ASPO: During odd-numbered years (i.e. 2019), the award is provided by ASPO, supported by contributions to the Sustaining Our Future Endowment Fund.

2019 ASPO Award Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining his/her medical training and current position to the ASPO Administrative Offices at aspo@facs.org. Within the letter the applicant should discuss how attending the meeting will assist him/her with their future medical practice, and the training of other otolaryngologists. 

Applications will be reviewed by the ASPO Program Chair and the ASPO Board of Directors.

Application deadline: 

January 2 of each year.  Awards will be announced Feb 1 of each year.