Gavin Teague Memorial Scholarship

For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) program who can demonstrate artistic merit and disadvantage; worth up to $1,300.

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Applications are now open

The Gavin Teague Memorial Scholarship provides up to $1,300 as a one-off payment.

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 enrolling full-time in semester 1 and 2 in your second or third year of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (BP201) at RMIT in 2023
  • be able to demonstrate circumstance/s which impact your ability to study such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability
    • experiencing personal/family/social difficulties
    • be from an interstate or rural/regional area and moving/moved to Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • be from an under-represented background such as
      • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
      • were born overseas, are from a non-English background and recently migrated to Australia
      • current or former refugee
      • completed secondary school at a School Network Access Program school
  • be able to submit a selection of five examples of your own original artistic work.

Complete the online application by the close date. Partial applications will not be assessed.

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 (.jpeg 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 YouTube.

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.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • Describe the artistic merit evident in your work.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now open. 

Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 29 January 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

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.

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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