Dr Rodney Lloyd Benjamin OAM History Prize

The Dr Rodney Lloyd Benjamin OAM History Prize is an annual award for an essay, written by graduate research and coursework students in the Faculty of Arts, focusing on Australian history.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $1,200

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Andrew Black
    "It is very pleasing to see that historical research into Australian History is being encouraged in this way. Throughout my time at university, I have commuted on a daily basis from Ballarat to Melbourne. The extra financial support provided by scholarships have been exceedingly helpful and has allowed me to continue my formal education while living in Regional Victoria."
    - Andrew Black
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a graduate research or coursework degree at the University of Melbourne; and,
    • have submitted an essay on Australian History.

    Preference may be given to essays that focus on aspects of the history of Victoria.  If, in any year, there are no suitable graduate essays considered for the prize, Honours essays may also be considered.

    Selection criteria

    The prize will go to the best essay in Australian history by a Faculty of Arts student.

  • About the donor

    Dr Rodney Lloyd Benjamin History Prize

    Carmel Benjamin AM, her children and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous established a prize in memory of Rodney Lloyd Benjamin BA MA PhD OAM, historian, business and community leader.

What are the benefits?

The award amount can vary each year but is approximately $1,200




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