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Dr John Holt Scholarship for Animal Welfare

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports a first-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science with a commitment to animal welfare.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000 (for four years)
  • First-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student
September 2022 January 2023

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 per year for four years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled full-time in the first year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Dr John Holt, a pre-eminent veterinarian who was renowned for his commitment to animal welfare.

Dr Holt was much loved for his honesty, humility and the encouragement he gave to others. He was a mentor to many veterinarians, including eight university professors.

1. Background

a. The Scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Dr John Holt, a pre-eminent veterinarian, widely respected in Australia and internationally, who was renowned for his passionate commitment to animal welfare. Dr Holt was much loved for his honesty, humility and the encouragement he gave to others, and was a mentor to generations of veterinarians, including eight university professors.

b. The Scholarship is for the support of an outstanding student enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program with the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney, who is committed to animal welfare.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled full-time in the first year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program with the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,

II. letter of support and feedback from two referees,

III. a commitment statement detailing a vision for animal welfare both in Australia and globally, and plan to be a future leader in this area, and

IV. a personal statement detailing:

a. personal characteristics that demonstrate a willingness to help and inspire others on issues related to animal welfare,

b. proven leadership in relation to animal welfare issues, and

c. involvement in extracurricular activities related to animal welfare issues.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School and Dean, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, or their nominated delegates.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum and is tenable for 4 years.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School and Dean, Sydney School of Veterinary Science, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. commences part-time study without prior approval,

III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

V. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.