Ormond announces major Vet Science scholarship

Ormond College is delighted to announce the establishment of the Dr Daniel Murnane Scholarship, a major scholarship providing up to $25,000 in assistance for a student studying the Doctor of Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) at the University of Melbourne.

The scholarship is being established by Dr Merrilyn Murnane-Griffiths AM (OC 1954).  As a long term and strong supporter of the College, Dr Murnane-Griffiths is creating a scholarship in honour of her late father Dr Daniel Murnane that will assist students studying in the field of veterinary science.

About Dr Murnane

As a distinguished veterinary scientist, Dr Murnane worked in the Kimberley Region studying buffalo flies and later Kimberley Horse Disease. His wife Doris accompanied and supported him in these challenging conditions from 1927. He undertook extensive research with the CSIR (later CSIRO) for which he was awarded his doctorate; was President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Veterinary Association; a Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association and was awarded VA Gilruth Prize for meritorious service to Veterinary Science in Australia. He studied veterinary science at the University of Melbourne and served in the AIF in both World War I and World War II.

About the Scholarship

The scholarship will take into account both academic merit and the financial need of student/s studying veterinary science or an undergraduate student studying science, preferably the Bachelor of Science’s Veterinary Bioscience specialisation, with a commitment to proceeding to veterinary science as a graduate course. Preference will be given to a student from rural or regional Australia where possible.


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