NYC Scholarship Fund Event 2009
The purpose of this fund-raising event is to offer public health workers the opportunity to broaden their intellectual and educational approach to enter more advanced levels of the public health domain. Graduates will possess advanced knowledge to successfully assume the role of leaders, policy makers, and more importantly “agents of change” in public health.
Maastricht University tipping the balance: sponsor a student, save a future
With a passion for running and a deep understanding of the importance to helping disadvantaged students, Maarten van Kooij, study advisor and Physical Activity and Health graduate, and Saichon Kloyiam, a soon to be Health Sciences bachelor graduate, will put their passion to good use. These two unique individuals have agreed to accept the challenge of the NYC Marathon to help others. In running the NYC Marathon on 1 November 2009, Maarten and Saichon hope to raise money for our scholarship fund and raise awareness about personal health.
"Every step I take in New York is intended to support another!"
"You probably think that as a graduate of the Movement Sciences that I am running for the shear pleasure of it. Although I have a passion for running, this time I am taking on the challenge to help someone else. Hopefully my participation in the NYC Marathon will give someone else who may otherwise never have the opportunity, to continue his/her studies. Every step I take in New York is intended to support another! We hope you share this sentiment and will support us”.
Maarten van Kooij,
Physical Activity and Health Graduate and Study Advisor for FHML
"By participating in the NYC Marathon, I hope people will become more aware of their health"
“As a poor child, I knew only too well how hard it was to achieve my goals and that without financial assistance I would never realise my dreams. These days we all know how important education is. Poor students the world over wish to continue to a higher level of education, but do not have money or sponsors to do so. The lack of funding not only inhibits the development of the student, but also hinders the development of the country. Help, no matter how big or small, helps dreams to come true. For this reason I have decided to take on this challenge to raise funds and awareness for more disadvantaged students who aspire to study in the Netherlands. By participating in the NYC Marathon on 1 November 2009, I hope people will become more aware of their health. Training for the marathon is no easy feat, it requires a lot of discipline... practising a healthy lifestyle brings rewards. Please help us to spread the message”.
Scholarship recipient, Health Sciences student