We are delighted to announce the inaugural Galen Medical Nutrition Scholarship Award designed to support people with metabolic disorders, such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), accessing further education, training and development courses or apprenticeships.
To enter, please complete this application form including a personal statement (1000 words or less) describing your educational plans and how this scholarship will enable you to achieve your personal and career goals. Two scholarships will be awarded, and the award is open to applicants right across Europe.
The prize-winners will each win a bursary of up to £2,000/€2,500 towards their education/training course fees, in addition to a full technology package worth £2,000 including a state-of-the-art laptop, tablet, AirPods and more. Due to restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, the 2021 awards will be presented to the recipient at ceremonies in September.
The Galen Medical Nutrition Awards committee, which will include representatives from the metabolic disease community, will evaluate entries and select two winners based on their written entry, aspirations and commitment to study.
Scholarships are open to people on treatment for a diagnosed metabolic disorder, such as PKU. Confirmation of diagnosis from a registered healthcare provider will be required prior to an award being made. Residents of any country in Europe are eligible to apply, but the application must be in English or translated into readable English.
Applicants must be accepted to a recognised college, technical school or training course provider before the scholarship is awarded but may apply for the scholarship before acceptance is confirmed. If the successful recipient has already paid their course fees for the upcoming course/year in advance of the scholarship being awarded they can be reimbursed for the fees, up to the maximum amount stated. Otherwise course fees will be paid directly to the course provider on behalf of the scholarship award recipient, up to the maximum amount stated.
Anyone who meets the criteria is welcome to apply. Please complete the application form and submit a person statement (up to 1000 words) explaining how this award would help you to achieve your personal and career goals. The personal statement can be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
Applications are open now and the closing date for entries is 5 pm (BST) on Friday 3rd September 2021. Award winners will be notified by 5 pm (BST) on Friday 17th September 2021.
The Galen Medical Nutrition Awards committee, which will include representatives from the metabolic disease community, will evaluate entries and select two winners based on their written entry, aspirations, and commitment to study.