Scholarship support allows graduate students to work full-time on their research and education. Because animal welfare is a relatively new field, there are few scholarships in the area. Donors can contribute to existing scholarships or establish their own scholarship, either for a specific area or for animal welfare in general. Our existing scholarships are:
HAYNES SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF ANIMAL WELFARE
In 2007, Diane Haynes initiated a unique scholarship in animal welfare. A UBC alum, Haynes graduated with a BA in Religious Studies in 1989 and returned to UBC in 2003 to take “Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use” in the Animal Welfare Program. She then went on to write mystery novels for teens based on her experiences in wildlife rescue. The Haynes Scholarship for the Advancement of Animal Welfare supports graduate students conducting research on reducing animal suffering through such means as education, the media and the law.
MARION JUDITH MADSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ANIMAL WELFARE
Marion Judith Madsen volunteered for many years doing home care of orphaned and baby animals so that they could be released back to the wild. This scholarship, endowed in her memory by her husband, Gregory P. Madsen, is provided to help others continue their studies and thereby benefit the animals that she so loved. The scholarship is given annually to students of animal welfare studying wildlife and wildlife ecosystems.
For more information on giving options and opportunities, visit the UBC Start an Evolution website, or contact the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Development Office: