The Gwenda Ford English Literature Scholarship

16th Jan 2017
13th Mar 2017
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. Online application form which includes financial assessment questions and
  2. Provide a brief summary of their current financial circumstances
  3. Note: All students, except those over 25 years of age, or those receiving the "Unreasonable to live at home" rate of Youth Allowance, should have their parents or guardians complete a Statement of Parents or Guardians Income form. You can upload this into the application form

Applications must be submitted prior to the advertised closing date





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.