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The Tableland Veterinary Service Grants Program

This grant is to assist veterinary students entering the fourth year of the Veterinary Science degree to complete 3 weeks of mixed practice clinical placement with Tableland Veterinary Service between the end of the third year and beginning of the fifth year of the veterinary science program. It is intended to be used for travel and accommodation expenses associated with undertaking this placement at Tableland Veterinary Service.

This grant is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

Student Type Undergraduate, full time.
Area of Study

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Total Value $1,000 
Duration 1 Year
Applications Open26 July 2022
Applications Close1 September 2022

The Tableland Veterinary Service Grants Program is open for you to apply if you:

  • Are currently enrolled full time in year 3 of the BVSc program; and
  • Are committed to undertaking a placement at the Tableland Veterinary Service - Atherton Clinic; and
  • Commit to supply a written report upon completion of placement: and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4.00.

The value of the grant is $1,000 paid in one instalment.

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made. Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A copy of your academic record; and
  • A written statement of no more than 500 words outlining:
  • 1. What inspired you to enter veterinary science. (weighting 20%)

    2. What do you think rural and regional veterinary clients expect from their veterinary clinic. (weighting 20%)

    3. What are you most excited about experiencing or achieving in your first two years in practice. (weighting 20%)

    4. Which of the Tableland Veterinary Service core values do you most identify with and why. (weighting 40%)

    5. When you would be available to undertake placement with Tableland Veterinary Service.

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Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquires as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorization for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant's academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Introduction

This grant is to assist veterinary students entering the fourth year of the Veterinary Science degree to complete 3 weeks of mixed practice clinical placement with Tableland Veterinary Service between the end of the third year and beginning of the fifth year of the veterinary science program. It is intended to be used for travel and accommodation expenses associated with undertaking this placement at Tableland Veterinary Service.

This grant is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and payment of the grant

The value of the grant shall be $1,000 paid in one instalment.

Eligibility Criteria

The Tableland Veterinary Service Grants Program is open for you to apply if you:

  • Are currently enrolled full time in year 3 of the BVSc program; and
  • Are committed to undertaking a placement at the Tableland Veterinary Service - Atherton Clinic; and
  • Commit to supply a written report upon completion of placement: and
  • Have a minimum GPA of 4.00.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  1. Academic achievement; and
  2. Alignment with the core values of Tableland Veterinary Service; and
  3. Understanding of life in rural and regional Australia.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A copy of your academic record; and
  • A written statement of no more than 500 words outlining:
  • 1. What inspired you to enter veterinary science. (weighting 20%)

    2. What do you think rural and regional veterinary clients expect from their veterinary clinic. (weighting 20%)

    3. What are you most excited about experiencing or achieving in your first two years in practice. (weighting 20%)

    4. Which of the Tableland Veterinary Service core values do you most identify with and why. (weighting 40%)

    5. When you would be available to undertake placement with Tableland Veterinary Service.

  • Resume

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship will be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Head, Veterinary Sciences (Chair), or nominee;
  • Assoc Professor John Cavalieri, or nominee;
  • Jason Chuck - Human Resource Manager / Practice Manager – Atherton Clinic, Tableland Veterinary Service.

The Selection committee will be responsible for shortlisting and/or interviewing of candidates.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the grant awardee.

Conditions of the Grant

  • Three weeks clinical placement must be undertaken at a combination of Tableland Veterinary Service clinics between the end of year three and commencement of year five.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a written report after participation in their proposed activity.  Reports submitted to Scholarships Office and then to Selection Committee Chair.
  • If the holder of the award defers their study or takes an official leave of absence before the proposed activity, they may be required to return their grant. A statement of reasons can be submitted to the Selection Panel Chair for assessment.
  • If the proposed activity does not proceed the recipient may be required to return all monies (less non-refundable amounts). A statement of reasons can be submitted to the Selection Panel Chair for assessment.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Grant

The grant shall be administered by the scholarships office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the grant shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the grant.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation

Please refer to Glossary of Terms.