Recipients of PMA Youth Program scholarships granted royal audience before going abroad


BANGKOK, 18 June 2014 – The five recipients of the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program scholarships for the year 2013 were yesterday (June 17) granted an audience with HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at Chitralada Villa. The five came to say farewell to Her Royal Highness before leaving the country to do their duties abroad under the auspices of the PMA Youth Program. 

Established on 20 November 2008, the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program aims to inspire and facilitate Thai youths studying in the health fields to pursue their dedicated life for the benefit of mankind following the footsteps of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the Prince Father.

Successful applicants of the program obtain a scholarship for research study, professional training or community development abroad or in the country with full support for 12-month overseas placement. The period of overseas placement of the scholarship will be considered as a part of the recipients’ three-year working period for the government of Thailand. Twenty-three applicants from 10 institutes were nominated for Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program in 2013. Only 5 successful applicants met the criteria of Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program. The Selection Committee selected the scholars and presented the result to the Board of Trustee which HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the President.

Two of the new recipients are medical students at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. Two others are from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University and the last one in the group is a 6th-year medical student at the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.