We have a winner for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA scholarship!

Dear applicants for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship,

Dear IFMSA Alumni,

Dear IFMSA members worldwide,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results from the evaluation of all applications for the AM2017 Scholarship, provided by the Prof. Erik Holst Fund to a promising medical student, member of IFMSA, in order to cover some part (if not all) of the expenses for his/her participation at the IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017 in Tanzania.

We received 49 applications in total, 49 excellent applications from all 5 IFMSA Regions. After a thorough, 2-rounds-long evaluation that lasted 10 days, we finally reached to the winner, who is:

Mr. Patrick René Archimed DJABOU from Burkina Faso!


The Board of Directors of the Fund will be in touch with him in the following days in order to arrange properly how the scholarship will be received by its beneficiary.

We would like to take this opportunity and provide you with full details on how the whole evaluation procedure took place, in terms of transparency.

The Fund first announced the call for applications for the scholarship on April 17th, 2017 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 1st, 2017 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 1st round of evaluation, a ranking list of all applicants was determined. Then, all applicants were arranged according to IFMSA Region and the first 2 of each Region were chosen, which provided us with a list of 12 finalists in total, because we encountered ties in some Regions. Then, a 2nd round of evaluation followed, starting with these 12 finalists, which led us to the final ranking list 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 AM2018! 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. DJABOU and his experience at the IFMSA GA- AM2017!

Kind regards,
Konstantinos M. Roditis
Chair, Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors

The Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors: Konstantinos Roditis (Chair), Yon Chong (Secretary), Stefan Buttigieg (External Relations Officer), Xaviour Walker (Advisor) and Omar Cherkaoui (IFMSA President).

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

Applications for Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship Closed

As of May 1st, 2017 23:59 GMT/UTC, applications for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship are closed.

Evaluation of all applications received will follow.

Applicants will be notified of the result during the 2nd week of May, most probably around May 7th, 2017.

On behalf of the Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors.

Call for applications for the Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship!

AM2017 Tanzania

AM2017 Tanzania


Dear IFMSA medical students worldwide,


  • Are you a medical student and a member of IFMSA?
  • Are you involved in IFMSA activities locally?
  • Do you consider yourself a promising leader in your community?
  • Are you interested in participating in an IFMSA General Assembly (GA)?
  • Will 500€ enable your participation?

Then, this is your chance!

APPLY NOW for the “Erik Holst AM2017 GA Scholarship”

AM2017 Tanzania

IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017


IFMSA GA Scholarship – In particular

Awarded to promising GA attendees from any IFMSA member-country. The award recognizes the contributions the students have made at a local level and their potential to contribute to the activities of IFMSA. Many students cannot attend the GA because lack of financial resources and unfortunately the excitement and inspiration of this conference is therefore closed off to them. The PEHF wants to open the door a little wider for these students. This will help those interested participate in the GA and can only strengthen the spirit of the GA.

Call for Applications

The “Erik Holst MM2017 GA Scholarship” will be 500€ and will be awarded to one (1) medical student, to be used ONLY for participation at the IFMSA GA – August Meeting 2017 in Tanzania.

Those interested, please fill-in the application form online, making sure you provide data for all required questions. Do not forget to provide your CV and motivation letter at the end. These will mostly define the applicant who will be awarded the scholarship. After submitting your application you will receive an e-mail from PEHF informing you of the successful submission of your application. Make sure to visit http://www.erikholstfund.com regularly for updates on the application review process.

DEADLINE for receiving applications: 1 May 2017, 23:59 GMT

The deadline above will be strictly followed, as the PEHF Board must take the necessary time to review all applications, within the time constraints set by the AM2017 Organizing Committee:


Early registration

Opens on Saturday, 15th April 2017 at 00:01 GMT
Closes on Monday, 15th May 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Late Registration

Opens on Tuesday,16th May 2017 at 00:01 GMT
Closes on Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Pre GA and Post GA registration deadline Thursday, 15th June 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Substitutions and cancellations

Cancellation before 30th June 2017 – Full refund
Cancellation before 9th July 2017 – 50% refund
Cancellation after 10th July 2017 – no refund
Substitution before 15th July 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Source: http://am2017tanzania.com


The applicant selected will be informed by e-mail with instructions how to receive the scholarship. Make sure you enter a valid e-mail address. The name of the awardee will also be announced online at http://www.erikholstfund.com

Don’t miss your chance to apply for our scholarship!
Don’t miss your chance to attend the IFMSA GA – August Meeting 2017
Don’t miss your chance to make a difference for you and your local community!


Prof. Erik Holst Fund – “Giving back something for what IFMSA has given us”

On behalf of the Prof. Erik Holst Fund Board of Directors,

Kostas Roditis,


AM2017 Tanzania

IFMSA General Assembly – August Meeting 2017


Questions on the application process?

For any questions you may have on the application process, you may always contact us at Prof. Erik Holst Fund by filling-in the following contact form: