Gwenda Ford English Literature Scholarship

This scholarship offers up to $5,000 to support an undergraduate or graduate student, in whose course the study of English Literature is a significant component, and who is in financial need.

Applications open

4 Jan 2022

Applications closed

7 Mar 2022

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 $5,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Oliver Walsh
    "The weight off my shoulders this scholarship gives is immense, particularly as I come closer to the end of my degree. By worrying less about finances on a daily basis, the Gwenda Ford English Literature Scholarship will truly help by giving me the time, stability and confidence I need to strive towards making work I'm proud of."
    - Oliver Walsh
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an undergraduate student in the third year of your course completing a major in English Literature at the University of Melbourne; or,
    • be a graduate coursework/research student undertaking a research project in English Literature at the University of Melbourne.

    Selection criteria

    Applicants will be assessed based on their financial need.

  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete:

    • the University of Melbourne Student Financial Assessment form and attach evidence of submission. If you have previously completed a financial aid application this will appear when you log in. You must update your details and resubmit the application; and,
    • the online application form. This requires a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies.
  • When will I know the outcome?

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

What are the benefits?

Offers up to $5,000. One or more awards may be offered from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report.


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