Schiavon Scholarships

The Schiavon Scholarships are offered to students in the 150-point or 200-point Master of Journalism and Master of International programs at the University of Melbourne. The scholarship supports the development of a piece of journalism in any format.

Applications open

2 Aug 2021

Applications closed

20 Sep 2021

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 $20,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Claire Capel-Stanley
    "For me, journalism is about connecting people and listening to their stories. This scholarship is so important for journalism to thrive, and I am so grateful and proud to be one of its recipients."
    - Claire Capel-Stanley
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled or enrolling in the 150-point or 200-point Master of Journalism or Master of International programs at the University of Melbourne.

    Selection criteria

    Applications will be assessed and ranked on the project proposal, statement on career aspirations and portfolio of work they have completed demonstrating the applicant's abilities.

  • Application process

    Complete the online application form which includes the following supporting documents:

    • A project proposal of up to 400-words for a major piece of journalism in any format, which is achievable and is able to be published in The Citizen and possibly co-published with other media outlets;
    • A statement of up to 100-words outlining the applicant’s journalistic ambitions and how they are exploring opportunities in the profession;
    • A budget listing project expenses, if relevant; and,
    • A portfolio of published or unpublished journalism that demonstrates the applicant's abilities.
  • When will I know the outcome?

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

  • About the donor

    May and Romeo Schiavon

    Romeo Schiavon was born in Treviso, Italy, and arrived in Australia in 1937. He worked in shipping, import and wholesale and married May in 1953.

    Passionate about journalism, May had a career as an administrator and occasional writer with the Melbourne Herald.

    Romeo passed away in 1998 and lifelong friend Duilio Barro and solicitor Peter Arnold were appointed trustees of his estate. The Schiavons' goddaughter, Rhonda Barro, replaced her father as a trustee on his passing in 2009.

What are the benefits?

One or more annual scholarships will be offered from the total amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days;
  • provide a progress report mid-way through the program which must meet the satisfaction of the committee for payments to continue; and,
  • submit a final report.


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