Selma Morris Memorial Travel Scholarship Award

AACE established this Memorial Travel Scholarship Award in 2013 to honor the esteemed Selma Morris.

Selma J. Morris, RN, MEd was an expert in the arena of breast health. She served in two positions (Breast Health Liaison/Grants Procurement Officer) at Grady Health System, the largest public hospital in the southeast. Part of her responsibility was to identify opportunities for promoting breast health within multi-cultural communities of metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. She was the principal investigator on several unique breast health programs, and, as an International Health Advisor, developed, implemented and evaluated these programs in Zambia, Swaziland, Georgia, the Ukraine, Romania and Burundi.

Each year, the AACE Awards and Scholarships Committee chooses an attendee of the International Cancer Education Conference who is presenting a work focused in global cancer education to receive a travel scholarship to attend the conference.

Selection for 2024

Applications for the Selma Morris Memorial Travel Scholarship Award are now OPEN! Applications are due no later than 15 July 2024. If an award recipient(s) is selected, that recipient will be honored during the AACE Annual Business Meeting and Awards Celebration held on Thursday, 26 September 2024 during the 2024 International Cancer Education Conference.

The Selma Morris Memorial Travel Scholarship Award will provide a grant, not to exceed $1,500 USD, to support attendance to the International Cancer Education Conference (ICEC) to present papers, posters or creative work focused in the area of global (national and/or international) cancer education. This program provides financial assistance to U.S. and international applicants.

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Please review the eligibility requirements and selection criteria here before applying.




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2022 Ana Drummond-Lage, Sydney Gosselin, Alexander Molinari, Saima Saleem, Suwilanji Simwanza
2021 Quinton Blount, Hannah Johnston, David Marvin, Kristin Primm
2020 Quinton Blount, Lauryn Crudele, Meredith Giuliani, James Hamilton, Jala Lockhart, Olufunto Olusanya, Milkie Vu
2019 Tyler Halle, Saima Saleem
2018 Łukasz Moskal, Carol Ochoa, Konrad Reszka, Bartlomiej Smieszniak, Arnethea Sutton, Marta Szyca, Milkie Vu
2017 MohamedRaed Elshami, Benda Kithaka, Vivekka Suppiah
2016 Wytze Aalders, Katie Cueva, Caroline Davila
2015 Pedram Daraei, Jill B. Hamilton
2014 Isnory Colón, Jomary Colón, Pedram Daraei, Essie Torres
2013 Alejandra Hurtado-de-Mendoza