Marion Fletcher Fashion and Textiles Scholarship

If you are commencing a Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) or a Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) program at RMIT and can demonstrate disadvantage, this scholarship could support you for the duration of your studies.

Not currently taking applications.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides $7000 per year for up to four years (for the standard program duration).

Number of scholarships available



To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • be commencing full-time study in the Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) or the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) at RMIT in standard semester 1
  • have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) the previous year
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • experiencing difficult family circumstances
    • will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • completed your secondary education at a School Network Access Program school
  • have submitted a folio to the School of Art as part of the program application process

You do not need to submit a folio to the Coursework Scholarships Office. The folio you provide as part of the program application process will be used. Additions to your folio will not be accepted.

How to apply

The online application form will be provided here when applications open.

Applications can be submitted direct to RMIT or through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) however, it is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Supporting documentation

Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application. Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

Please refer to the Supporting Documentation – Financial and Educational Disadvantage Guide (PDF 240kb, 3p) which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

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Open date

This scholarship will open for application in 2020.

Close date

Applications now closed.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 378kb, 30p).

Further information

Marion Fletcher.

This scholarship is made possible by a generous bequeathment from the Marion Fletcher family. Marion Fletcher, a distinguished designer, teacher, historian and curator was born in Dalkeith, Scotland in 1910. After a successful teaching career in art, Ms Fletcher emigrated from the United Kingdom, settling in Melbourne, Australia in 1947, where she joined a textile designer producing designs for business.

In 1950, Ms Fletcher was appointed as a teacher in the School of Applied Art at the Melbourne Technical College (RMIT University). Her academic career combined practice and theory along with a dedication to innovation and excellence. A key facet of her academic career was research publications. Ms Fletcher continued to publish historical research books into the late 1980s, despite retiring in 1972.

Throughout her career, Ms Fletcher continued to expand her skills as a designer, exhibiting work locally and internationally, while maintaining strong connections with the local artisan community. Ms Fletcher had extensive involvement with the National Gallery of Victoria, serving on committees, as a curator and culminating in an appointment as an Honorary Advisor and Life Member of the gallery.

Marion Fletcher exhibited the qualities and characteristics that RMIT prizes in its students, a dedication to academic learning while enhancing professional skills and abilities.


Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student email account.