Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship

21st Feb 2017
24th Apr 2017
Study level
Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

English and Theatre Studies


The Amy Gaye Cowper Tennent Memorial Scholarship offers postgraduate students of Literature in the department of English and Theatre Studies to enable travel abroad for the purposes of their studies.



One or more scholarship may be awarded from these available funds.


Open to graduates of The University of Melbourne who are pursuing graduate studies in English Literature.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who wish to pursue their studies at an overseas university or other tertiary institution. . The scholarship may be held concurrently with any other award.


The scholarship is available initially for one year but extension of scholarship for a further period may be considered

Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date

Application process

You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the electronic form:

  1. Outline of proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the scholarship
  2. Current academic record
  3. Two academic references
  4. Any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

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





The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

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.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.