Ken Rowe Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Dr Ken Rowe and provides up to $6,000 to one to two students commencing or continuing the Master of Education (Literacy Education specialisation) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in 2021.

Applications open

1 Oct 2020

Applications closed

30 Nov 2020

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

  • Emma Murnane, Student, Master of Education
    "I don’t just enjoy it, I love it. I love the networking opportunities. I love meeting like-minded people and I love how the program supports our wonderful education system through current research."
    Read Emma's story
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    Selection criteria

    • eligible applicants will be assessed on the merit of their application
    • financial need will be taken into consideration
    • 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.  The application form will be available when the scholarship opens.
    • 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
    2. Please detail your past teaching experience
    3. What do you plan to do with the skills and knowledge you gain from the course?
    4. How do you currently contribute to furthering literacy education in Australia?
    5. How do you plan to contribute to literacy education in Australia in the future?
    6. Is gaining financial support through the scholarship important to enable you to undertake the course? If so, detail why?  Examples may include your family circumstances, disability or illness.

    For any questions regarding this scholarship please contact:

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by February 2021 at the latest.

  • 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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