HB Higgins Poetry Scholarship
Approximate value: $4,100
Close: 15 Apr 2013
Area of study: Creative writing, English and theatre studies
Available to: Current students, Not enrolled
Study level: Honours, Graduate, RHD
Travel support: Yes
Financial need: No
University trust record: UTR6.16
The scholarship is open for award to bachelors of Arts of not more than two years’ standing on the first day of March of the year in which the award is made. Applicants do not have to be current students and can be studying at another tertiary institution in Australia or overseas. If successful, applicants must undertake advanced studies of poetry in any language.
On 25 October 1904, the Honourable Henry Bournes Higgins KC, MA, LLB and member of University Council presented funds of Victorian Government stock to found a University scholarship for the study of poetry.
The holder must undertake advanced studies with the aim of enhancing the study of poetry in any language during the tenure of the Scholarship. Such advanced studies may be taken in Australia or in other countries (please read trust regulation for further explanation).
You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the electronic application form:
- Proposal for advanced studies of poetry, (two pages maximum) including:
- Name of project (if applicable) and area of study
- Intended institution, and the date you intend to commence and finish your study
- If student intends to study overseas they must demonstrate contact and initial arrangements with overseas institution of study
- If travelling - dates of travel
- Current academic record or proof of completed BA at University of Melbourne and academic transcripts of all tertiary education to date
- Two academic references
- Any other documents or information which may assist the Faculty in making its decision
The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.