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The Peter Ackland Scholarship

In recognition of Peter Ackland’s contribution to global eye health, his commitment to supporting the eye health leaders of the future, and his role as Founding Trustee of The Peek Vision Foundation, The Foundation has established a scholarship in his name. The scholarship commenced in 2020 and will run annually for three years.

The 2021 scholarship will cover the online course fees for up to 19 students to attend the Global Eye Health one-week short course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from 15-18 November. The scholarship commenced in 2020 and will run annually for 3 years.

The Scholarship is open to any eye health professional (ophthalmic nurse, optometrist and ophthalmologist) or programme manager in the field of eye care from a Low or Middle income Country (LMIC), who has at least three years of work experience in eye health, and is fluent in English.

To apply for the 2021 scholarship, you should first register for the course with LSHTM and then send an email requesting that you be considered for the scholarship along with a copy of your offer letter to [email protected].

The closing date for scholarship applications is 30 September 2021. 


36 million people worldwide are blind.  Four in five of them could keep their sight with simple surgery or treatment.  Millions more can't see clearly, yet need no more than a simple pair of glasses.  We won't stop until everyone has been linked to the treatment and services they need.