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This page is only for health care workers in Sierra Leone who want to apply for scholarship. It contains information about the grant, the pre-conditions and the requirements for application.

Grant

The Wouter Nolet Scholarship Fund (WNSF) provides scholarships to qualified health care workers in Sierra Leone enabling them to join the specialization training of three NGO’s: CapaCare, German Doctors and Partners in Health.

WNSF operates completely independent, separately from the three NGO’s. It makes use of the services of CapaCare Sierra Leone to make direct payments to students possible and to perform all kind of other local activities.

The WNSF scholarship is meant as a grant to replenish the basic allowance that students receive from their NGO’s. The grant should cover the personal costs of the student, including but not limted to transportation, food, clothes, mobile data and communication. The costs of housing (accommodation) and school fees are considered to be borne by the NGO’s.

The amount of scholarship is currently valued at Sierra Leonse Leone (SLL) 750.000 per month. The scholarship applies to the entire 3-year period of the advanced training, including the last year of housemanship. It does not include the previous 2-year basic medical education of the School of Medical Science in Makeni. The grant will be paid out in monthly parts, directly to the (preferably UBA) Bank account of the student.

Pre-Conditions

The student, who has passed the assessment at the entrance of one of the specialized trainings of CapaCare, German Doctors and Partners in Health, may apply for scholarship if he/she meets the following pre-conditions:

  • Not receiving a governmental salary (non-pin-coded)

  • Prepared to work after graduation in health care settings in rural areas in Sierra Leone for at least 3 years

  • Prepared to work in outreach projects (to gain work experience) as part of the advanced trainings

  • Bringing in some work experience in a relevant field of medical practice is an advantage.

A special Committee of Allocation, consisting of representatives of WNSF, CapaCare Netherlands, German Doctors and Partners in Health, handles the applications and decides who will receive a grant from the WNSF fund. Criteria for selection are among others: motivation of the applicant, prepared to work for his/her country and evidence of the applicant’s financial need and the potential impact the grant would have.

 

WNSF will communicate the outcome of the decision directly to the students. CapaCare Sierra Leone is in charge with the payments to the students and the feedback of the study results.

Agreement

The student has to sign a Terms & Conditions agreement to adhere to some strict declarations. For example, he/she declares that he/she prepared to work in Sierra Leone for at least 3 years after graduation. Besides that, WNSF holds the student responsible for his/her study performance and reserves the right to terminate the scholarship if the results are below a certain minimum standard. The student allows WNSF to publish his/her name and motivation on his Website, Social Media application, posters and beneficiary networks.

Application Process

1.

Register: Sign-Up by clicking here

 

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2.

Fill out the Application Form and upload additional documents

3.

Read scholarship Terms & Conditions and sign for agreement 

4.

Submit your  application and await reaction from WNSF 

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