The Gwenda Ford English Literature Scholarship

8th Jan 2018
4th Mar 2018
Study level
Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

English and Theatre studies


This scholarship will support an undergraduate or graduate student, in whose course the study of English Literature is a significant component, and who is in financial need. One or more scholarships may be offered each year.

The scholarship memorialises Gwenda Ford, BA (Melb). Mrs Ford had a lifelong passion for and involvement in literature and taught English to migrants. She was involved in many book clubs including clubs conducted by U3A, where she led a monthly book group in her home for nine years.



One or more awards may be offered from this amount


Open to undergraduate students who are in the third year of their course and are completing a major in English Literature OR to graduate coursework/research students who are undertaking a research project in English Literature.


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

Eligible applicants must complete:

  1. the Financial Aid Assessment (If you have already completed a previous financial aid application this will show up when you login. Simply update your details and submit the application again. When you submit, you will receive an email acknowledgement that your application has been received.)
  2. the online application form (via the link below) which requires a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies and the documents uploaded as outlined below:

Both applications (financial aid assessment and the application via the link below) must be submitted prior to the advertised closing date.