Erskine Scholarship


This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of Lynda and Robert Erskine. It is designed to assist a student completing a research project in animal welfare/behaviour with a preference for canine welfare/behaviour as part of their final year assessment. 

Scholarship Value

Up to $2100.
If more than one suitable candidate is identified, the scholarship may be split. 


All DVM4 students.

Preference will be given to applicants whose research project is focused on canine welfare/behaviour.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The scholarship will be awarded based on recommendations of the DVM Scholarship Committee.
  2. The student’s research project must be approved and meet the requirements as prescribed in the 2018 Research Project rotation guide.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing (no pending supplementary or special examinations). Academic record will not otherwise be considered in the selection process.
  4. Preference will be given to students completing a project focused on canine welfare/behaviour.
  5. The money is intended to be used by the student for travel and personal expenses during the course of the research project, or for any other personal use which facilitates the completion and writing up of the project.
  6. The scholarship recipient is expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.
  7. The scholarship recipient will be expected to provide a report (of approximately 500 words) at the conclusion of their research project, outlining the impact the scholarship made on their veterinary education. The report must be suitable for presentation to the donor and should highlight the importance of the scholarship to the student in achieving the goals of their research project.
  8. The scholarship recipient may be required to present at Capstone Week.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a letter addressing:

  • the educational intent of their research project and how this experience will enhance their veterinary education
  • the potential value to the student of the learning experience
  • how the funds would be applied to facilitate completion of the research project.

The letter should be no more than 500 words in length and submitted via the online application. A resume is not required.

Applications open: TBC
Applications close: TBC

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