Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship

Approximately $8,230 to support postgraduate students of Literature in the department of English and Theatre Studies to pursue travel abroad for the purposes of their studies.

Applications open

24 Feb 2020

Applications closed

27 Apr 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $8,230

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • "The scholarship allowed me to embark on a 6-week research trip to the USA and the UK. It is an honour to conduct my research with the support of a scholarship that commemorates the memory of two exceptional women, Vera Crowther Jennings and her colleague Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent who, as female trailblazers in the academy, paved the way for future female scholars like myself."
    - Emily Direen
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a student of The University of Melbourne who is pursuing graduate studies in English Literature

    Recipients are required to:

    • accept online within 21 days
    • submit a final report

    Selection criteria

    Consideration will also be given to applicants who wish to pursue their studies at an overseas university or other tertiary institution. The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other award.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including the following documents online:

    • outline of proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the scholarship
    • current academic record
    • two academic references
    • any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship

    Vera Crowther Jennings was a former lecturer in the University's department of English (‘the testatrix’) and bequeathed to the University funds to found a scholarship, in memory of her late friend and colleague Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent, for postgraduate students of Literature. She expressed the hope that, in appropriate circumstances, the award of the scholarship would enable scholars to travel abroad for the purposes of their studies.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $8,230. One or more scholarships may be awarded from available funds.


The Faculty of Arts will continue the application and awarding process for scholarships in 2020. Travel scholarship recipients will be granted extended travel dates. Find out how the University is responding to the COVID-19 situation.


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