Gavin Teague Memorial Scholarship

If you are a full-time Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) student who and can demonstrate artistic merit and disadvantage, this scholarship could provide you with financial assistance.

Value and duration

The scholarship provides up to $1300 as a one-off payment.

Number of scholarships available

One

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australia citizen, Australian permanent resident or an international student who has resided in Australia for at least two years
  • be enrolled full-time in the standard semester 1 and 2 in your second or third year of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at RMIT in 2018
  • 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
    • have relocated 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.
  • be able to submit a selection of five examples of your own original artistic work.

How to apply

Complete the online application by the close date. Multiple applications will not be considered; only your first application will be assessed.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

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, 78kb, 2pages) which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

You will also need:

  • A selection of five examples of your own, original artistic work (.JPEG, .MKV or .MP3/MP4) (no larger than 1MB (1024KB) formatted to open on MAC hardware).

These can be uploaded directly to your application or you will need to provide the web link(s) if they have been uploaded to Soundcloud, Vimeo or You Tube.

Application question

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once you have completed a question online, you cannot go back and modify your response(s). The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • Describe the artistic merit evident in your work.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Open date

Applications now open.

Close date

Applications now close 11:59PM Sunday 19 November 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 30p)

Further info

Art was a passion for Gavin Teague. Gavin’s journey of art began from a young age as an honest and natural gift. Gavin painted, drew, designed, made ambient music, and used symbolism and metaphor to speak of issues close to his heart. Gavin's mind was a treasure trove of ideas and his hands were the keys. He was a misunderstood genius, sadly never to reach his potential. He dreamt of becoming an artist and set his sights on enrolling at RMIT to study Fine Art.

After four years of hard work and many personal battles, Gavin graduated from Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in 2008. He was a natural artist who learned how to utilise his talents during his education at RMIT and how to co-ordinate his many talents and love of art together. Gavin sadly passed away at the age of 25 whilst travelling overseas. His funeral back in Australia was like an art exhibition that celebrated his work and his life.

The Gavin Teague Memorial Scholarship was established to assist students with artistic merit who wish to pursue the arts as a career path.

Contact

Coursework Scholarships Office

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.

Successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2018.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2018, your application has been unsuccessful.