Medical Mission Scholarships

The ASCA Foundation has partnered with One World Surgery, a US-based nonprofit, to support its mission of providing access to high-quality surgical care globally. One World Surgery conducts weeklong medical missions at its facilities in Honduras and the Dominican Republic. These trips bring together clinical participants, nonclinical participants and family members to perform life-changing surgeries for local residents in need.

ASCA members interested in medical mission opportunities with One World Surgery are invited to apply for the ASCA Foundation’s scholarship program.

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Scholarship Details

A happy patient with his family

A thankful patient recovers from a One World Surgery medical mission surgery in Honduras.

The scholarship program is designed to encourage nurses and surgical/scrub techs from ASCA member facilities to participate in medical mission opportunities with One World Surgery.

Each scholarship covers the program fees associated with participating in the medical mission and one coach roundtrip airfare for the participant. Program fees include food and lodging, ground transport in Honduras/the Dominican Republic, and emergency medical and evacuation insurance.

Scholarship recipients are responsible for covering the cost of any other travel-related expenses (i.e., baggage, recommended immunizations, passport application or renewal).

Scholarships are funded by the ASCA Foundation and administered by One World Surgery.

Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for a scholarship, you must:

  • Work at a facility with a current ASCA membership
  • Not be eligible for program fee assistance through your employer
  • Have at least one year of paid experience as a preoperative nurse, perioperative nurse, recovery/post-anesthesia care nurse, circulating nurse, CRNA, surgical technologist, scrub technician, surgical first assist or sterile processor
  • Be currently licensed or certified and working in the field
  • Have availability during trip dates that have an opening for your profession/role

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Medical Mission Sites

Holy Family Suegery Center in Honduras

One World Surgery owns and operates the Holy Family Surgery Center, a world-class surgery center located on the 2,000-acre ranch of the children’s home Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, approximately one hour northeast of Tegucigalpa.

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One World Surgery will open a new facility in Dominican Republic in 2024

Thanks in part to support from the ASCA Foundation, One World Surgery has constructed a second surgery center in the Dominican Republic. This new facility is located between Santo Domingo and Punta Cana on the property of their partner organization, Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. The surgery center is expected to be operational in 2024.

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Questions? Contact One World Surgery’s Medical Missions Manager Brittni Palkert via email at or 847-607-1095.