Clyde McGill and Colleen Rigby Scholarship

Dr Clyde McGill and Dr Colleen Rigby are Murdoch Vet Alumni who aim to enable students to seek exceptional extramural or external practical learning experiences to enhance their learning, improve their potential as veterinarians, and make a contribution to the University, the Veterinary profession or the broader community.


One scholarship is available




Open: Monday 1st October 2018
Closes: Monday 4th March 2019, 4.00pm (Australian WST)


A one-off payment after the census date of Semester 1.


To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Have completed at a minimum the Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology
  • Be enrolled in Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at Murdoch
  • Are intending to engage in an extramural project that meets the requirements of Murdoch’s College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Can provide a letter from the organisation or veterinarian supervising the extramural project confirming that an arrangement is in place
More info:

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form
2 Email the following documents to
  • Completed application form
  • A personal statement of no more than two A4 pages
  • A letter of confirmation from the organisation or veterinarian supervising the extramural

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

  • A personal statement describing your plan for practical experience, with particular attention to:
    • What makes the extramural project exceptional
    • How the intended project builds on your previous experiences and interests
    • How the practical experience will benefit you personally and impact on your chosen future specialty
    • How the project will benefit the community, University and/or profession
    • How the learning experience will impact on your chosen future specialty or profession
  • Interviews and transcripts, if requested, for short-listed candidates
  • Preference will be given to projects that:
    • Will broaden the recipient's cultural knowledge or build connections between communities
    • Will offer unique learning opportunities to the applicant and benefit others
    • Will contribute to the resulting veterinarian being more competent and rounded in their veterinary practice.
  • If two applications are of equal standing, financial need may be taken into consideration

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.