Marion Fletcher Fashion and Textiles Scholarship

For students commencing a bachelor program in fashion (design) or textile design; worth up to $28,000.

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The Marion Fletcher Fashion and Textiles Scholarship provides $7,000 per year, for the:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) (BP121) for three years (standard program duration)
  • Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (BP328) for three years (standard program duration) with an additional one year if you immediately progress after graduating into the one-year Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) program (BH127).

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) (BP328) or the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) (BP121) at RMIT in semester 1 2024
  • have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) 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
    • living with a disability, long-term medical condition or identify as neurodiverse
    • 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
  • 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.

It is preferred that you apply direct to RMIT for this scholarship.

Direct to RMIT applications

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

VTAC applications

Apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) website (

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.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications for Semester 1, 2024 are now closed.

This scholarship will next be offered for Semester 1, 2025, with applications opening August 2024.

Applications are now closed. 

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

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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 in 1947, where she joined a textile designer producing designs for businesses.

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, including a dedication to academic learning while enhancing professional skills and abilities. 

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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