The Isobel Prowse Traveling Scholarship

20th Feb 2017
18th Apr 2017
Study level
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record



$5,000 (one awarded biennially)

Study Area

Italian studies, History


The Isobel Prowse Travelling Scholarship commemorates the late Isobel Prowse. Isobel studied Arts, Media and Communications and a Diploma of Modern Languages in Italian at The University of Melbourne. She was passionate about her studies and in particular all things Roman and Italian. She loved History and Literature, the Classical Roman, Medieval Italian and English canon, which she combined with her love of travel. She managed to visit Italy several times and studied there with fellow students from Melbourne and Monash. Isobel was 'at home' in Italy, exploring the land of her literary heroes Virgil and Dante. She was also a competent linguist, fluent in Italian and French, as well as being a writer of poetry. Isobel had a life-long series of medical challenges and passed away aged 24.


One Scholarship of approximately $5,000


The applicant must be enrolled in both of the subjects that constitute the Venice overseas intensive, namely ITAL20006/ITAL30012 Languages of Venice: Study Abroad; and HIST20052/HIST30051 Venice and Cultures of Consumption.

The successful applicant must have a demonstrated passion for the Italian Renaissance, and have a broader commitment to leadership and community engagement.

From amongst eligible applicants, the scholarship will be awarded to the student who demonstrates to be most closely aligned to the ideals that animated the studies and approach to life of Isobel Prowse.

Please see the Venice Intensive Application site for further information.


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

Complete the application form and attach the following documents:

  1. Current academic record
  2. One academic reference
  3. One personal reference
  4. A 500-750 word statement that demonstrates your passion for the Italian Renaissance and provides tangible evidence of your commitment to leadership and community engagement more broadly