Scholarships and Prizes

The Faculty of Arts offers a unique range of scholarships to provide scholars with opportunities for development and research in the humanities, social sciences and languages.

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Schiavon scholarships

Offered to a student 'enrolled or enrolling' in the 150 point or 200 point program in MC-JOURN Master of Journalism at The University of Melbourne these (one or more) annual scholarships are for students studying journalism at the University for the duration of their studies.

The scholarhip offers $20,000 which is either paid as a fortnightly living allowance/stipend for the period of the program (2 years) or paid in two lump sum instalments.


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 Schiavon's goddaughter Rhonda Barro replaced her father as a trustee on his passing in 2009.

Application process

Complete the online application form and upload the following supporting documents:

  • Project proposal (a proposal for a major piece of journalism in any format), which is achievable and is able to be published on The Citizen (and possibly co-published with other media outlets) - 400 words
  • Career statement (a statement of the applicant's journalistic ambitions and an outline of how they are exploring opportunities in the profession) - 100 words
  • Portfolio of work (a selection of the applicant's published (or unpublished) journalism that demonstrates their abilities

Please ensure you have the above information available before you commence your online application.

Applications for the Schiavon Scholarships are open now until Friday 30 September 2016.

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Other opportunities

Download a list of other opportunities for Faculty of Arts students (335kb pdf)

For information on awards offered across the University please visit the
Melbourne Scholarships website.