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2013 James S Ashton Memorial Scholarship: Call for Applications


14 February 2013

This scholarship was established by donations from family, friends and admirers of James S Ashton and his family to encourage and assist outstanding undergraduate students.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the applicant's career aspirations, interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, potential in project work and performance in professional experience work in animal science and related areas and academic performance of sufficient merit. A demonstrated interest and involvement in competitive sports (particularly team sports) would be well regarded.

To be eligible:

  • A candidate will be enrolling full-time in year 4 of the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2013
  • A candidate will show potential for making a significant contribution to the application of science and technology in the animal or related industries
  • A candidate will normally be strong enough academically to complete the degree over a four year period
  • At the time of award the recipient may not be in receipt of any other substantial award for 2013

Terms and Conditions

Established in 1995 by donations through the initiative of Professor Fred and Claire Hilmer with the assistance of Susan and James W Ashton in memory of their son James S Ashton (BScAgr 1993) to encourage and assist outstanding undergraduate students in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and from 2006, Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience students in the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

The scholarship,$3,000, may be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment on the advice of a Faculty Selection Committee to a student who enrols full-time in the Fourth Year of the BAnimVetBioSc or BScAgr degree, provided the student's work is of sufficient merit. The student would be deemed to show potential for making a significant contribution to the application of science and technology to the animal industries. While the student's overall background must be of sufficient merit, it is not intended that the scholarship be limited to the applicant with the strongest academic record. Additional criteria, including performance and potential in project work and professional experience work in animal science and related areas, evidence of integrity of character, diligence, and regard for fellow students, will also be taken into account. At the time of award, the recipient may not be in receipt of any other substantial scholarship award.

Application Closing Date: Monday 18 March 2013


Contact: Ms Robyn Turner

Phone: 02 8627 1003

Email: 4a3a2a2d3946050c5d0404132c22150f34033d6f24160c170d3c