We are delighted to launch the Galen Medical Nutrition Scholarship Award for the third consecutive year.
The scholarship is designed to support people with metabolic disorders, such as Phenylketonuria (PKU) and Tyrosinaemia (TYR), accessing support for further education or career development through training, courses and apprenticeships.
If you are lucky enough to be chosen as I was, you will see clearly the profound impact it can have on achieving your goals!
– Fergal Egan, Previous Galen Medical Nutrition Scholarship Award Winner.
The lucky prize-winners will receive a bursary of up to £2,000/€2,500 towards their education/training course support, in addition to a full technology package worth £2,000 including:
- A state-of-the-art laptop, monitor & accessories
- Apple Watch
Who can apply?
The award is open to applicants right across Europe on treatment for a diagnosed metabolic disorder, such as PKU, TYR, MSUD, UCD or HCU. 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.
Applicants must have identified 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/support for the upcoming period in advance of the scholarship being awarded they can be reimbursed for the costs, up to the maximum amount stated. Otherwise fees/support will be paid directly to the provider on behalf of the scholarship award recipient, up to the maximum amount stated.
Anyone who meets the above criteria is welcome to apply.
How to apply?
To enter, please complete the following application form including a personal statement (1000 words or less) describing how this scholarship will enable 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 15th September 2023. Award winners will be notified by 5 pm (BST) on Friday 29th September 2023.
The Galen Medical Nutrition Awards committee, which will include representatives from the metabolic disease community, will evaluate entries and select the winners based on their written entry, aspirations, and commitment to study.