OTA Humanitarian Scholarship


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OTA is proud to announce Humanitarian scholarships!

The OTA will award up to three scholarships funded by the Wyss Foundation, Dr. Todd Mailly and several other individual donors.

  • Scholarships are awarded to eligible orthopaedic surgeons from countries with limited resources (determined by the World Bank country classifications). 
  • Scholarships are merit based and will be awarded to the primary author of the selected abstracts submitted to the OTA Annual Meeting.
  • Applicants are ranked on the quality of their abstract as well as their potential contribution to the development of orthopaedic care in their home country.
  • Individuals should have completed their Orthopaedic training, and show promise as leaders, educators, and researchers. 
  • Funding covers travel to the OTA Annual Meeting as well as a 3 to 5 day observership at a US Institution.
  • New! Includes a one-year of full access to OTA Online

All abstract must be submitted through the OTA abstract submission site by February 2, 2022. In addition, applicants must also complete an online application by February 12, 2022.



Meet the 2019 Scholarship Recipient

DR. LINda chokotho 


Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi
Observation at: Denver Health and Hospital

View Dr. Chokotho's Trip Summary



2018 Scholarship Recipients

Dr. Billy Haonga - OTA Member

Humanitarian Scholar 2018 0 Haonga

Head of Orthopaedic Trauma Dept. at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa
Observation at: IGOT/OTI/UCSF (Institute for Global Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, University of California, San Francisco)





Kisitu Kyengera, MD

Humanitarian Scholar 2018 - Kisitu2

Mulago Hospital
Uganda, Africa
Observation at Shock Trauma, Baltimore MD

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