The WCSM Education Trust
The 2019 programme of bursary awards will be launched at the end of September 2019. The 2020 Travel Award scheme for ophthalmologists in training will open in January 2020.
Forms will be downloadable from this website. The Education Trust will verify applicants' registration and attendance on their nominated course before considering any application and applications will only be accepted in a prescribed form. Bursary payments will be made at the end of February 2020; travel awards are usually paid at the end of April. This is a competitive scheme and only the most deserving students will be successful. We do not offer hardship grants or individual sponsorship.
Information on the bursary scheme will be distributed via all universities and optical training institutions in the UK and will be advertised through the website and on Twitter (@spectaclemakers). Information on travel awards will also be distributed via the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Successful applicants must hold a UK bank account, in their own name, into which funds can be paid. Award winners in both the bursary scheme and the Travel Award programme must provide written reports on their progress. The Trustees will take a continuing interest in their future careers.APPLICATION FORM AND GUIDELINES WILL APPEAR HERE FROM THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2019
APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE 2020 TRAVEL AWARD SCHEME WILL FOLLOW IN DECEMBER 2019