John and Jenny Barnett Memorial Prize (Application Required)


Established by family and friends of John and Jenny Barnett.  Associate Professor Barnett was a lecturer and researcher in animal welfare, who with his wife Jenny was killed in the Black Saturday bushfires, in 2009. 

If you are commencing an Honours or Masters Project in Animal Welfare, this Prize could assist you financially with study and living expenses.


Scholarship Value

Prize Value: approx. $1000*

Duration one-off  payment

* Based on 2016 prize


To be eligible for this Prize you must:

  • be  commencing or enrolled in a Bachelor of Agriculture  (Honours) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours in Agricultural Science, Veterinary Bioscience or Animal Science and Management) or Masters by coursework in Animal Science

  • demonstrate academic merit

  • provide details of research proposal

Terms & Conditions


This prize is paid in a one-off payment after the standard Semester One  census date.


Recipients are expected to attend an award ceremony. Failure to attend (without extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.

Students are expected to maintain ‘good standing’ in their course. This means not being identified as At Risk of, or making unsatisfactory progress.

How to apply

  • Applications Open: Mid-December 2016
  • Applications Close: 28 April 2017

The application should consist of a one page document that outlines your research proposal

Please submit applications directly to