Every year, the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation awards several Vocation prizes to enthusiastic young people who need a bit of a lift to help them get started with their careers. The CNP Assurances Foundation has been partnering these awards for several years and is extremely committed to equal opportunities. On 17 December 2018, it awarded three prizes to people aged between 18 and 30 years old.

The Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation was set up to encourage people to pursue all vocations and to help young people who, for lack of material support, are hindered in their efforts to flourish in the profession that they have chosen. Every year, it holds a ceremony during which, together with its partners, it rewards the most deserving young people with grants so they can pursue their professional aims.

As a partner of the event, the CNP Assurances Foundation, which has been committed to tackling healthcare social inequalities ever since it was set up, helps vulnerable young people interested in pursuing jobs in healthcare: medical, paramedical or medical-social vocations. At this year's ceremony, it awarded three vocation prizes worth a total of €30,000 to the winners:

Morgan Begey, 26 years old, lecturer-researcher in psychology in Besançon. Because he is funding his research project on his own, Morgan needs to work full-time. Thanks to the grant, he'll be able to free up some time for his thesis on two subjects about which he is passionate: magic and human sciences.

Portrait of Nadia Habri et Clara Ziane
Nadia Habri et Clara Ziane

Nadia Habri, 27 years old, studying medicine in Poitiers. Once she has completed a PhD in pharmacy, Nadia wants to continue studying and become a neurologist – her childhood dream that she had to put to one side for family and financial reasons. This grant will enable Nadia to focus fully on her hospital training.

Clara Ziane, 25 years old, researcher in kinesiology in Montréal (Canada). Clara has played the guitar since she was a child and is interested in the pains and musculoskeletal injuries that particularly affect people who play musical instruments. She is currently working on a research project on preventing shoulder injuries for violinists in Montréal's professional orchestras. Since up until now she has had to fund her studies while working at the same time, the grant will enable Clara to focus full-time on her research over the next three semesters.

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