Kingshott Cassidy Poetry Scholarship Award


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Scholarship value Annual income from award
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 25 October 2021
Closing date 3 December 2021


The scholarship was established in 2010 and is maintained by a bequest from the estate of Dorothy Susan Cassidy who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 and a Master of Arts in 1986. 

Approximate prize value: $7,900


An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant -

(a) submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
(b) is enrolled in an undergraduate program; and
(c) has completed at least 2 units of poetry courses; and
(d) can provide documentary evidence of financial need; and
(e) has not previously been the recipient of the award.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply: please download and complete the attached application form.

Email your completed application form and any attachments to:

The School of Communication and Arts
Please put “Kingshott Cassidy Poetry Scholarship” in the subject line.

Due date: 3 December 2021

Selection criteria

For the selection process, the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising-

(a) the Head, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
(b) at least 1 member of the university's academic staff who is currently teaching or researching in the field of poetry

The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

(a) academic achievement in poetry courses undertaken by the applicant; and
(b) strength of interest in poetry, demonstrated in a personal statement of 750- 1000 words; and
(c) 1 poem up to 50 lines maximum; and
(d) financial need; and
(e) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the field of poetry.


School of Communication and Arts
(07) 3365 2552

Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the scholarship for 1 year, subject to the recipient passing all courses that the recipient undertakes.


In these rules -

  • Head means the Head of School, School of Communication and Arts.
  • Scholarship means the Kingshott Cassidy Poetry Scholarship Award.