Student Summer Scholarship Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $1,600

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 October 2019

Length of award

Up to 8 weeks.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Student Summer Scholarship Award aims to encourage students to develop their interest in companion animal welfare.

Selection criteria

Applications are welcomed from students studying at a New Zealand University, Polytechnic or PTE. New Zealand citizens or permanent residents studying at a University, Polytechnic or PTE abroad are also eligible to apply.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Student recipients of the award are required to submit a written report on their project. A template will be provided. This report should be prepared as far as possible in the format of a manuscript to be published in a scientific journal. Reports should be clear and concise. In addition to the report, student recipients must provide (separately) a brief account (less than 500 words) of their project written in an easily accessible style suitable for inclusion in newsletters, websites or on social media platforms. This report should explain the background of the study any key findings and their benefit to companion animal welfare. Where possible student scholars should provide photographs illustrating the project and the animals involved.

How do students apply?

The completed application from and supporting documents must be emailed to
Application Form
Award Completion Report

Decision makers


Additional information

The NZCAT may invite successful applicants to present their findings at a locally held events or meetings.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Michelle Clay
New Zealand Companion Animal Trust (NZCAT)
C/- PO Box 43221, Auckland 2153
021 133 1728


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in July 2019.