Anita Morawetz Scholarship

Opens
30th Aug 2020
Closes
30th Nov 2020
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Category
Scholarship
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
Study Area
Origin
Family
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR6.185

About

Anita Morawetz was the daughter of Czech Jewish migrants to Melbourne, who became founding members of Musica Viva. Anita graduated from the University in 1962 worked as a social worker first in Europe, and then in Israel for some years, after which she went to America where she took a postgraduate degree.  Her special interest was family therapy, which she continued to practice between her return to Australia in 1981 until her untimely death in 1989.

She was a charming, high-spirited, enterprising, resourceful, fun-loving woman, involved in all sorts of cultural and community activities. She had a warmth and compassion for people from all walks of life. Anita faced her untimely terminal illness with the same courage, spirit and grace with which she had lived her life.

Each year the Morawetz Family provides generous support to education programs in Victoria in memory and celebration of the life of Anita Morawetz.

Benefits

Up to $24,000 available in total. Several scholarships offered - up to $11,000 each.
80% of the scholarship is applied as fee remission and 20% of the scholarship is paid directly to recipients on completion of the course.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount 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.

Eligibility

The objective of the Anita Morawetz Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for professionals to improve their clinical and practice-research skills. The scholarships are open for award to students who are pursing or intending to pursue research or practice-research which, in the committee’s opinion, will contribute to the clinical practice of family therapy in Australia. The Anita Morawetz Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients using the following criteria:

  • Degree of demonstrated commitment to the clinical practice of family therapy (meaning demonstrated commitment to work with families, groups and/or communities).
  • Capacity of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice in Australia in terms of originality, creativity, and/or scope.
  • Relevance of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice with families, groups and communities most in need.

The selection committee will also keep in mind that during her career, Anita Morawetz demonstrated:

  • a commitment to responding to current social issues facing families.
  • critical reflection
  • academic rigour
  • determination to carry forth the family therapy commitment of seeing people in context and not working with individuals in isolation of their wider relationships the value of international linkages and learning

Selection

Awards will be granted annually and advertised to all students entering the MNTCW as part of the application process. Applicants will complete an application form and provide details of a professional referee.

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Degree of demonstrated commitment to the clinical practice of family therapy (meaning demonstrated commitment to work with families, groups and/or communities).
  • Capacity of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice in Australia in terms of originality, creativity, and/or scope.
  • Relevance of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice with families, groups and communities most in need.

Application

Students enrolling in the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work who would like to apply for a scholarship need to complete the Anita Morawetz Scholarship application form available as part of the course application process and submit it prior to the closing date at end of November each year.

2021 APPLICATION FORM

Outcome

Applicants are notified of the outcome of their scholarship application during December each year.

Enquiries

Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

Tl-narrativetherapy@unimelb.edu.au or +61 3 8344 8689

More information

Reporting requirements and payment instalments
Recipients must provide a report on their research to the Anita Morawetz Scholarship Committee by 31st January in the year following completion of the subject SCWK90061.

On award of the scholarship, 80% will be disbursed up-front toward the tuition fee of the subject SCWK90061. Following approval of the final research report by the committee, 20% will be disbursed directly to the scholarship recipient.

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Health Sciences

Department / Centre