Dixon-Ward Indigenous Scholarship for Gold and Silversmithing

If you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander undertaking the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) or Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (Honours) with your artistic practice being gold or silversmithing, this scholarship could provide assistance for up to three years.

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Applications now closed

The scholarship provides $7,000 per annum for up to three years (standard full-time program duration).

To be eligible for this scholarship you must: 

  • be an Australian citizen
  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation confirming that you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander prior to the application close date
  • be enrolling full-time (part-time study will be considered in exceptional circumstances) in semester 1 2023 in either:
  • have your artistic practice in gold and silversmithing. 

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

You will also need:

  • a selection of five examples of your own original artistic work in Gold and Silversmithing uploaded as part of your application (.jpeg, .mkv or .mp3/.mp4)

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers prior to starting the online application.

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.

  • Why have you chosen gold and silversmithing as your artistic practice?

  • Describe the artistic merit evident in your work.

  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you to overcome this?

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 2, 2023, with applications opening May 2023.

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 are now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

Find out how to contact the 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.

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

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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