Isobel Prowse Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship, worth $5000, is to assist a student to participate in the Venice Overseas Intensive. It is awarded every two years.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
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Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $5,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Sophie McHugh
    "To have financial support for this subject allows me to continue to invest the majority of my time into my studies, which are of great importance to me. This will be my first opportunity to study overseas and I know that studying in Venice will be enriching both academically and culturally."
    - Sophie McHugh
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in either HIST20052 or HIST30051 Venice and Cultures of Consumption
    • have a demonstrated passion for the Italian Renaissance, and have a broader commitment to leadership and community engagement

    Please see the Venice Intensive Application site for further information.

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Submit a final report

    Selection criteria

    From amongst eligible applicants, the scholarship will be awarded to the student who demonstrates to be most closely aligned to the ideals that animated the studies and approach to life of Isobel Prowse AND

    • demonstrate and prove exceptional achievement in the area of community engagement
    • demonstrate and prove exceptional knowledge of the Renaissance
    • applications must be specific with details of their involvement in broad community engagement
  • Application process

    Complete the online application form and attach the following documents:

    1. Current academic record
    2. One academic reference
    3. One personal reference
    4. A 500-750 word statement that demonstrates your passion for the Italian Renaissance and provides tangible evidence of your commitment to leadership and community engagement more broadly
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

  • Variations of this scholarship

    This scholarship is offered biennially.

  • About the donor

    Isobel Prowse

    The Isobel Prowse Travelling Scholarship commemorates the late Isobel Prowse. Isobel studied Arts, Media and Communications and a Diploma of Modern Languages in Italian at The University of Melbourne. She was passionate about her studies and in particular all things Roman and Italian. She loved History and Literature, the Classical Roman, Medieval Italian and English canon, which she combined with her love of travel. She managed to visit Italy several times and studied there with fellow students from Melbourne and Monash. Isobel was 'at home' in Italy, exploring the land of her literary heroes Virgil and Dante. She was also a competent linguist, fluent in Italian and French, as well as being a writer of poetry. Isobel had a life-long series of medical challenges and passed away aged 24.

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