Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship

Study level
Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student; Alumnus
University Trust Record



Awarded by Faculty of VCA and MCM to music graduates in 2016 and 2017

Study Area


The Lizette Bentwitch Scholarship is awarded biennially, alternating between the Faculty of VCAM and the Faculty of Arts (any branch of the Humanities).

The scholarship will be tenured with the Faculty of Arts again in 2018 and 2019.

The scholarship is awarded for study overseas and must be accepted within 12 months of being awarded. The value the scholarship will be determined after considering the applicant's proposed program of study and estimate of travel and living expenses. If the dean of the relevant faculty recommends that the scholarship be awarded for one year, it must be awarded in the first instance for one year only and on the recommendation of the respective dean either renew the award to the same person for a second year or award the scholarship to an eligible graduate of the respective faculty for one year only.




Eligibility to apply for the scholarship will alternate between-

(a) Music graduates of the University who have graduated in the previous five years, and

(b) graduates who have been awarded a degree with honours by the Faculty of Arts (any branch of the Humanities) in the University


Recipients are required to:

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


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

Application process

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

1. Outline of proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the scholarship
2. Current academic record/ transcript
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.