The Massingill Family Scholarship

This scholarship will support one annual attendee to the Robert C. Cefalo Leadership Institute, located at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The successful applicant must demonstrate an interest in family planning and advocacy. The scholarship includes course fees, meals, pre-and post-testing, as well as lodging and a stipend for ground transportation, as per ACOG’s travel guidelines.

Description: Working in and advocating for family planning requires leadership skills that may not be taught in medical school. The Robert C. Cefalo Leadership Institute provides invaluable training on how to build a team, break down complex issues for the public, and how to speak with the media. In a follow-up study, 96% of attendees felt that they had made changes in their communication and leadership approaches based on their experience in the course. This scholarship is open to young physicians (ACOG Fellows who have been Fellows eight years or less) who can demonstrate an interest in family planning and advocacy.

Application Process: Application, curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation are required. Due November 1.

Contact: Kathleen Kenny at [email protected] for more information.

Mentor Award


The Mentor Award will be given to an ACOG Fellow, including teachers of residents, who has actively mentored a Young Physician or a Junior Fellow. The award requires a nomination by a Young Physician or a Junior Fellow.