The Jessie Webb Scholarship
The late Jessie Stobo Watson Webb, senior lecturer in the school of History, created a fund to enable the University 'to send a student to spend a season in Greece under the direction of the British School of Archaeology at Athens or any other similar school'.
Jessie Webb (1880-1944) completed a University of Melbourne Bachelor of Arts (1902) and Master of Arts (1904). She joined the History Department staff in 1908 and was promoted to the position of senior lecturer in 1923, which was as far as women academics were able to progress at that time. However, she was acting professor on three occasions in the absence of the professor. She developed a renowned reputation for her teaching, which was mainly in the area of ancient (especially Greek) history. She died while an acting professor in 1944. The History Department library is named in her honour; between the windows is the 'Dancing Girl' bought by subscription after her death.
The Professor of Classical Studies, and a professor of History, will consider applications for the Scholarship and make their recommendation for award to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts.
Two scholarships of equal value will be awarded from these funds
Open to students enrolled in a postgraduate course at the University of Melbourne in Ancient History or Classical Studies in the School of Historical Studies
Applicants will be assessed on their academic record and proposed program of study in Greece.
The successful applicant will be required to spend a season (3-6 months) in Greece under the direction of the British School of Archaeology at Athens or any other similar school in Greece.
Applicants need to be aware the prize is paid in two instalments, the second being paid mid-way after the approval of a progress report
Travel must be completed by July 2018
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 progress report
- Submit a final report
Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.
Students will be assessed on their academic record and proposed program of study in Greece.
Complete the online application form including budget details and upload the following supporting documents:
- Proposed program of study in Greece
- Evidence of initial contact or approval of residency at the British School of Archaeology at Athens or any other similar school in Greece
- Current academic record
- Two academic references
- Any other information which 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.