Need-Based Scholarship Information



Provide scholarships for students pursuing a career in General Surgery with a class standing in the top 20% at the end of the junior clerkship.  Financial need may be used as a consideration.  (MS)

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Ken and Peggy Sirinek

For his over 30-year tenure as Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Bradley Aust touched the lives of more than 4,500 medical students and numerous faculty members.  Dr. Kenneth Sirinek, recruited as part of the second generation of academic general surgeons by Dr. Aust, shares Dr. Aust’s passion for teaching.

When Dr. Sirinek was appointed as holder of the J.B. Aust, M.D., Ph.D. Endowed Chair in Surgery and promoted to vice chairman of academic affairs and professional development in 2010, he vowed to extend himself personally to honor the late Dr. Aust and his legacy.

In 2011, Dr. Sirinek and his wife Peggy established this scholarship to honor the late Dr. Aust’s legacy and to create a legacy of their own.

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