The Rafael Bernabeu Foundation awards 32,500 € in grants to Nursing, Biotechnology, Biology and Medicine students from all over Spain.

October, 10th 2023

The Rafael Bernabeu Foundation awards 32,500 € in grants to Nursing, Biotechnology, Biology and Medicine students from all over Spain.

As part of its commitment and social responsibility, the Rafael Bernabeu Foundation Social Work, held the scholarship awards ceremony 7th edition for outstanding students with financial difficulties last Tuesday, 5th of October. The grants have been awarded to 13 university students from all over Spain, each of them received 2,500 euros.

The evaluation committee assessed the student’s brilliant academic records, and their health dedication and vocation, taking into account any possible obstacles and the families’ financial effort. The students are from the Nursing, Biotechnology, Biology and Medicine field.

The Foundation president and Instituto Bernabeu’s medical director, Dr Rafael Bernabeu, was in charge of welcoming the students and their families in this moving event that took place at Instituto Bernabeu’s Auditorium, in Alicante.

The event was attended by leading academic authorities and the Alicante City Council who, together with the event host, Dr Bernabeu, presented the scholarships and diploma. They are:

  • Sr. D. Juan de Dios Navarro Caballero, Diputado de Cultura de la Diputación de Alicante.
  • Sr. D José Antonio Pérez Juan, Director General de Universidades
  • Sra. Dña. Belén Picó, Vicerrectora de Investigación de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
  • Dña. Cristina Cutanda, Concejala de sanidad del Ayuntamiento de Alicante.
  • Sra. Dña. Mª Ángeles Castillo López, Subdirectora de Ordenación Académica y Profesorado de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
  • Sra. Dña. Teresa Elbal Leante, Vicedecana del Grado de Biología, Universidad de Murcia.
  • Sr. D. José Miguel Martínez Sanz, Coordinador de Alumnado y Prácticas de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Alicante.
  • Sra. Dña Magdalena García Irles, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Alicante.
  • Sra. Dña. Rosario Ferrer Cascales, Vicerrectora de Estudiantes y Empleabilidad, Universidad de Alicante.
  • Sr. D. José Antonio Hurtado Sánchez, Decano Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de Alicante.
  • D. Francisco José Gómez Vitero, Vicepresidente del Colegio de Enfermería de Alicante.
  • Dr. D. Fernando Bornay Llinares, Vocal Colegio de Médicos de Alicante (Médicos Docentes).

Students awarded scholarships in this seventh edition by educational category are:


  • José Luis Ivars Ivars, Universidad de València
  • Yuriy Yakovlyuk Samuliak, Universitat Politècnica de València E.T.S.I. Agronómica y del Medio Natural


  • David Cano Martínez, Universidad de Murcia
  • Gloria Rocher Ortiz, Universidad de Alicante
  • Diego Valero Lafuente, Universidad de Alicante


  • Federica Oliva González, Universidad de Alicante
  • Rocío Hernández Suárez, Universidad de Sevilla – Centro Universitario de Enfermería San Juan de Dios


  • Nuria Berruezo Buj, Universidad Pompeu Fabra
  • Carla Candela Mollá, Universidad Miguel Hernández
  • María de la Alegría Luque Bayón, Universidad de Navarra
  • Marta Martínez Abad, CEU Cardenal Herrera- Castellón
  • María Jesús Lorite López, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Irene Sofía Martín García, Universidad de Sevilla

After the event, participants were invited to a wine of honour reception at the clinic’s gardens. 

Rafael Bernabeu Foundation Social Work has a social, educational, culture, scientific and research promotion purpose. Among its objectives is to favour and help people with limited financial resources to access reproductive medicine treatments; to promote knowledge regarding assisted reproduction thanks to its university scholarships programme, its continuing educational courses and its constant support for students’ initiatives. It also promotes different social and cultural events and offers its collaboration to NGOs working with women and unprotected children.

The Foundation is already preparing the call for the 2024 – 2025 scholarships with the conviction of being a boost to help those who, with their efforts, will contribute after their studies to improve society and promote scientific progress.

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