The Ken Rowe Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Dr Ken Rowe and provides $6,000 to up to two students commencing the Master of Education (Literacy Education specialisation) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in 2020, or to a student who has already commenced the Master of Education in 2019 and will be continuing the course in 2020 and undertaking the Literacy Education specialisation.

Applications open

1 Oct 2019

Applications closed

30 Nov 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $6,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 2

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • Be qualified to teach in Australia
    • Be commencing the Master of Education (Literacy Education specialisation) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in 2020, or already commenced the Master of Education (Literacy Education specialisation) in 2019 and will be continuing the course in 2020.

    Selection criteria

    • Eligible applicants will be assessed on the merit of their application
    • Applications must address all questions in the application form
    • If deemed necessary by the Selection Committee an interview may be required
  • Application process

    Application process

    • Completion of application via the online application form.
    • Applications are ranked by the selection committee which consists of two academics and a member of the Rowe family.

    Application Questions- To be answered via the online application form

    1. Please detail your current role and responsibilities. (Maximum of 200 words).
    2. Please detail your past teaching experience. (Maximum of 300 words).
    3. What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain from the course? (Maximum of 200 words)
    4. How do you currently contribute to furthering literacy education in Australia and how do you hope to contribute to literacy education in the future? (Maximum of 200 words)
    5. Is gaining financial support through the scholarship important to enable you to undertake the course? If so, detail why?  (Maximum of 200 words) Examples may include your family circumstances, disability or illness.

    For any questions regarding this scholarship, please contact:

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All outcomes will be notified of the outcome of their application in February 2020.

  • About the donor

    The Rowe Family / Maurice Blackburn

    The Rowe Family
    The Ken Rowe Scholarship was created by the Rowe Family to honour the memory of Dr Ken Rowe, whose long career in education research highlighted the importance of effective, evidence-based teaching practices for the teaching of literacy and numeracy in the classroom.

    Maurice Blackburn
    The funds for the first four years of the scholarship have been generously donated by Maurice Blackburn. The Award is to honour the memory Dr Ken Rowe who lost his life whilst visiting his beloved holiday home during the Black Saturday Marysville fires in February 2009.

What are the benefits?

Up to $6,000.

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