Gerard Driesen Indigenous Master of Photography Scholarship

For Indigenous students enrolled in a Master of Photography; worth up to $10,000 per year for two years and includes a presentation at the PHOTO Festival

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No scholarship application required

This scholarship is supported by Photo Australia / PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography.

If you are Indigenous and enrolling in the Master of Photography, this scholarship could provide assistance for two years and a presentation at the PHOTO Festival.

The Gerard Driesen Indigenous Master of Photography Scholarship provides up to $10,000 per year for up to two years (the standard duration of program).

The Scholarship Recipient will have a selection of their work exhibited as part of the PHOTO Festival most closely aligned to their graduation year, supported by Photo Australia.

The successful recipient will also have access to the Photo Australia team for industry experience support, mentoring and advice.

One scholarship available.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be an Australian citizen
  • be enrolling full-time in 2023 in the Master of Photography (MC270)
  • have at least one year of study left to complete
  • demonstrated passion for the industry (shown through your selection tasks activities for admission into Master of Photography (MC270))
  • register with RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre and provide documentation showing that you are an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the application close date.

No scholarship application is required. Apply and be accepted into the Master of Photography (MC270) to be considered. Your selection tasks for admission into the program will be taken into consideration with the awarding of this scholarship.

The recipient of this scholarship will be required to establish eligibility for this scholarship by providing supporting documentation confirming that you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Submit your documentation direct to RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre via ngarara.willim@rmit.edu.au by the application close date. Information on suitable forms of confirmation documentation can be found on Ngarara Willim’s eligibility website.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

No scholarship application required. Apply for entry into the Master of Photography (MC270) for 2023 to be considered for the scholarship.

No scholarship application required. Apply for the Master of Photography (MC270) by 26 February 2023 to be considered for the scholarship.

Photo Australia is a major international photography festival that supports and promotes emerging and established photography and ideas; connecting Australia to a global arts and photography community and building capacity and talent in the discipline. Photo Australia will support the necessary elements involved in the development and delivery of the Scholarship Recipient’s Exhibition as part of the PHOTO Festival Program.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

The recipient of this scholarship will be required to establish eligibility for this scholarship by providing supporting documentation confirming that you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Submit your documentation direct to RMIT’s Ngarara Willim Centre via ngarara.willim@rmit.edu.au by the application close date. Information on suitable forms of confirmation documentation can be found on Ngarara Willim’s eligibility website.

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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