Emma Grollo Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship supports students of Italian language or literature to pursue their studies at an Italian university or another approved institution.

Applications open

13 Feb 2023

Applications closed

10 Apr 2023

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 $30,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Carla Mileo
    "With the support of the Emma Grollo Scholarship, I was able to realise my dream of studying in Italy and had an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience which has and will continue to impact me on a personal level and in my future career."
    - Carla Mileo
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a University of Melbourne student enrolled in an Italian program; and,
    • pursue your studies of Italian language or literature at an Italian university or institution approved by the committee.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to a student who demonstrates:

    • the relevance of the overseas placement to their intended research;
    • the quality and feasibility of the proposed program of study in Italy;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants are required to submit the online application form including:

    • details of your proposed travel program;
    • a 300-500 word statement describing how you would use this scholarship, how it would positively impact your academic work and outlining how overseas travel is relevant to your studies;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current statement of results;
    • evidence of initial contact or approval of residency at an Italian university or institution; and
    • any other information which may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by email.

  • About the donor

    Mr Bruno Grollo & Mr Rino Grollo

    The Emma Grollo Memorial Scholarship was established by Bruno and Rino Grollo of the Grollo Group of Companies in memory of their late mother Mrs Emma Grollo. Bruno and his brother, Rino, along with their wives, Dina Bettiol and Diana Ruzzene, are well known in the Melbourne community for being generous philanthropists, all often donating to community groups, charities, educational organisations and sporting institutions. After their mother’s death in December 2001, this scholarship was set up in her honour. Mrs Grollo was remembered for her many merits, one of her greatest being her unique ability to keep her family united.

What are the benefits?

Up to $30,000. Several awards may be made from the total available.


Recipients are required to:

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



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