Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria includes a component related to the provision of scholarships to medical students of Roma origin (Scholarship Programme).
The Scholarship Programme aims to support the formation of a community of healthcare professionals, motivated and prepared to contribute to the solution of the health problems in the Roma community and with the potential to become role models for the young people of Roma origin.
The Scholarship Programme is managed by Trust for Social Achievement Foundation and will continue six years. "In total, approximately 240 annual scholarships shall be provided within this 6-year period, each of an indicative value between EUR 2350 and EUR 2650.
Trust for Social Achievement Foundation (TSA) was selected by the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels for Fund Operator of the Active Citizens Fund in Bulgaria within the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2012. The objective of the Active Citizens Fund is: “Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered”.