May and Romeo Schiavon Journalism Scholarship at University of Melbourne in Australia 2021

The University of Melbourne in Australia invites applications for the May and Romeo Schiavon Journalism Fund – Schiavon Scholarships in 2021.

This scholarship is offered to students in the 150-point or 200-point Master of Journalism programs at the University of Melbourne. The scholarship supports the development of a piece of journalism in any format.

Romeo Schiavon was born in Treviso, Italy, and arrived in Australia in 1937. He worked in shipping, import and wholesale and married May in 1953. Passionate about journalism, May had a career as an administrator and occasional writer with the Melbourne Herald.

Romeo passed away in 1998 and lifelong friend Duilio Barro and solicitor Peter Arnold were appointed trustees of his estate. The Schiavons’ goddaughter, Rhonda Barro, replaced her father as a trustee on his passing in 2009.

Worth of Award

One or more annual scholarships will be offered from the total amount up to $20,000


To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be enrolled or enrolling in the 150-point or 200-point Master of Journalism programs at the University of Melbourne
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Recipients are required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days
  • provide a progress report mid-way through the program which must meet the satisfaction of the committee for payments to continue
  • submit a final report
  • you can be an Australian / domestic student/International student
  • Applicable study areas: Language, literature and cultural studies; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

How to Apply

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

  • Project proposal of up to 400 words for a major piece of journalism in any format, which is achievable and is able to be published in The Citizen and possibly co-published with other media outlets
  • A statement of up to 100 words outlining the applicant’s journalistic ambitions and how they are exploring opportunities in the profession
  • A portfolio of published or unpublished journalism that demonstrates the applicant’s abilities
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.
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Deadline: Applications close on September 20, 2021.


Click here for more details and to apply