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Royal Canin Health Nutrition for Cats and Dogs Veterinary Science Scholarship – 4th Year BVSc

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Closing date: 30/09/2020   

Veterinary Science

Level of study
Undergraduate – 4th Year

At ROYAL CANIN® we know the world of cats and dogs is vastly more diverse than people realise. As such, we pursue knowledge of every individual cat’s and dogs’ needs with passion and obsession. Science and observation are part of the founding principles ensuring we keep cats and dogs at the forefront of our research and innovation. We partner with pet experts (vets, breeders and other professionals) to tailor precise nutritional formulations to the real needs of individual breeds, at different life-stages, in different lifestyles and across a host of medical conditions from sensitives to marked impairment on the quality of life for our pets. Only in this way, and with this level of focus and determination, do we have an opportunity to make a better world for pets and people with health through nutrition.

The scholarship was set up in 2014 by Royal Canin to help support the future of the veterinary profession. We understand the costs and pressures associated with Veterinary Study and would like to reduce some of that burden to allow you to focus on your future career.

Value and tenure
The value of the scholarship will be up to a maximum of $2,000.
The scholarship is tenable for one year.

Typical number on offer
One scholarship will be awarded per year.

Applicants must
•be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
•be studying full time in the 4th year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University
•have at least a B grade average in the first three years of study for the degree

Selection criteria
The selection will be based on:
•academic merit
•1500-word essay
•referees’ reports
•other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants

Documents to provide with application
•Personal statement including intended plans for work within the Veterinary industry after graduation, why you deserve to be awarded this scholarship and how you intend to use the scholarship funds.
•A 1500-word essay on: ROYAL CANIN® has made a commitment to keeping cats and dogs first as the focus for product development and innovation. We focus on nutrients, not ingredients, and ensure they provide a specific purpose to be included within each individual diet. Using a scientific approach, describe the importance and role of Essential Fatty Acids for varying medical conditions you might encounter with pets, including their use in ROYAL CANIN therapeutic diets.
•Curriculum Vitae
•Two written references

Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Royal Canin Selection Panel.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as these permit co-tenure.

In recommending the award of a scholarship the selection panel may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicant with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of available monies among qualifying candidates.

The Committee may decline to award any scholarships in any year if there are no applicants of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

Closing date
15 July

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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