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Jew Family Travel Scholarship

A postgraduate coursework scholarship
This scholarship supports fourth year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students to undertake an animal welfare placement in Africa or a developing country.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$4000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student
  • Undertake placement in Africa or a developing country
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
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How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $4000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be in your third or fourth year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • be willing to undertake a placement in Africa or a developing country, with a focus on animal welfare
  • demonstrate financial hardship.

Background

Graham Jew started his career in a rural mixed practice in northern NSW, before working and travelling throughout Southern Africa. He passed his love of the continent to his daughter Eleanor, who now works in conservation and development in Africa.

This scholarship aims to support students who will contribute to animal welfare whilst gaining experience to develop their career and contributing to veterinary science in developing countries.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been donated by Eleanor Jew, in memory of her father, Graham Jew. Graham started his career in a rural mixed practice in northern NSW, before working and travelling throughout Southern Africa. He passed his love of the continent to his daughter Eleanor, who now works in conservation and development in Africa.

b. This Scholarship was established in 2017 to support students to contribute to improving animal welfare in developing countries whilst gaining experience to develop their careers and make a lasting contribution to veterinary science.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a currently enrolled full-time domestic student in their third year, proceeding to their fourth year, or in their fourth year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake their placement in Africa (or another developing country, if Africa not available), with a focus on animal welfare.

c. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial hardship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. evidence of the recipient’s placement in Africa (or a developing country), and

III. supporting documentation and a personal statement which provides evidence of financial hardship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded on the nomination of the Head of School and Dean of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum and will be paid as a one-off payment after the census date of the first semester of the recipient’s placement.

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

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

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Reporting

a. The recipient will be required to submit a report to the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the conclusion of the placement, which may be forwarded to the scholarship donor.

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

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

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

b. 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.

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