Mason Family Trust Scholarship

For commencing Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) students who can demonstrate circumstances impacting their education; worth up to $30,000

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The scholarship provides $10,000 per year for up to three years.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be a resident of Victoria
  • be commencing the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (BP201) at RMIT in semester 1 2023 and enrolling full-time
  • 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
  • be able to demonstrate innovative approaches to traditional materials or techniques in the creation of your art

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 three examples of your own original artistic work uploaded as part of your application (.jpeg, .mkv or mp3/mp4).
    • Ensure your artistic work demonstrates your approach to traditional materials or techniques.


  • A selection of three examples of your own original artistic sound works uploaded to Soundcloud. You will need to provide the web link(s) so that the selection panel can assess your work.
    • Ensure your artistic work demonstrates your approach to traditional materials or techniques.

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.

  • Describe the materials you are currently using in your art and identify how you consider these to be traditional and innovative.
  • Discuss why art is important for society and why you have chosen to study art.
  • Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed.

Applications are now closed.

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

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) degree supports innovative, creative and independent art practice. Our specialisations emerge from long art traditions in painting, drawing, print, gold and silversmithing, ceramics, sculpture and photography and moving image. As a contemporary art degree we are interested in how traditional practices and techniques are not something of the past but part of a living present and offer an explorative and expansive view of art across different cultural histories and traditions.

This scholarship supports traditional techniques in the creation of art. It is open to applicants who demonstrate innovative approaches to traditional materials or techniques.

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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