GA Scholarship August 2019

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Rajesh with the Nepalese flag at the AM2019

The application period for the Prof. Erik Holst Fund AM2019 GA Scholarship has ended on May 7th, 2019.

The Fund received 65 applications in total from all 5 IFMSA Regions, which were evaluated in one round.

The awarded medical student to receive the 8th ever “Erik Holst” GA Scholarship was announced on May 15th, 2019 and it was Mr. Ubraine Njineck WUNDE from Cameroon. However, because of several issues encountered by the awardee during his travel planning, NOT allowing him eventually to attend the AM2019, the PEHF Board decided to revoke its decision and deliver the scholarship to the 1st runner-up, Mr. Rajesh Sharma, from NMSS-Nepal, who attended the IFMSA GA – August Meeting 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The Fund first announced the call for applications for the scholarship on April 23rd, 2019 over the IFMSA General server, Erik Holst Facebook page and erikholstfund.com and provided a timespan of  2 weeks for receiving applications online. The first announcement was also posted on various IFMSA-related Facebook groups, and was followed by 1 reminder as the deadline approached. The deadline for receiving applications expired on May 7th, 2019 at 23:59 (GMT/UTC). The application procedure was done at our website erikholstfund.com by filling in an online application form, which included a CV and a Motivation Letter of each applicant as a prerequisite for application submission. Through these two texts, we would be able to better become acquainted with each candidate and take a thorough look into their aspirations from their possible participation in the GA, their vision of IFMSA and themselves in it, as well as their background and achievements both academic, professional and personal. As the scholarship aims mainly in students who cannot attend the GA due to financial constraints, special attention was given to any relevant information provided by the applicant. Applicants that haven’t attended a GA before, and those who had previously applied for our scholarship programme were also seen in a more favorable way.

After the evaluation, a ranking list of all applicants was determined that gave the winner of the scholarship.

Finally, we would like to thank once again all those who applied, especially those who made it to the list of the finalists. We are sorry that we could not give more scholarships this time, but hopefully we will be able to do so for the next GA, that is the MM2020! We do encourage all of the applicants to reapply next time, when the call for applications is released! We will be happy to receive your applications once again when time comes!

Check our website erikholstfund.com for more news & updates on the GA Scholarships and other upcoming grants, as we will be enriching its content soon, after the scholarship is received, as we shall be following our grantee Mr. SHARMA and his experience at the IFMSA GA- AM2019!

 

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors 2018-2019: Konstantinos Roditis (Chair), Yon Chong (Secretary), Stefan Buttigieg (External Relations Officer), and Batool Al-Wahdani (IFMSA President).

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Alumni Partners: Ljiljana Lukic, Giacomo Cinelli, Ahmet Murt