Ted Dimmick Textiles Scholarship

For final year students in the Bachelor of Textiles (Design) who can demonstrate disadvantage.

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The Ted Dimmick Textiles Scholarship is worth $5,000 for one year.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in the standard semester 1 and 2 2022 in your final year of the Bachelor of Textiles (Design) (BP121)
  • be able to demonstrate financial and/or educational disadvantage such as:
    • receiving a government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    • having a long-term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    • have previously/are currently living in foster/kinship care or are a ward of the state
    • experiencing difficult family/social circumstances
    • have/will be relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to Melbourne to study at RMIT
    • were born overseas, are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    • are a current or former refugee
    • have completed your secondary education at a Schools Network Access Program school.
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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.

Please visit Supporting documentation for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications now closed.

Applications now closed.

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.

Edwin (Ted) Frances Dimmick was born in 1938 and grew up in rural Queensland, attending the local primary school and through hard work and determination won a scholarship to Ipswich Grammar, where he excelled both academically and at sports. The scholarship provided enormous opportunity, for which Ted was always most grateful.

Ted’s career in the textile industry began with a traineeship at the Queensland Woollen Mills. He then furthered his studies in textile design in Bradford, England, and later studied Textile Chemistry at the Gordon Institute in Geelong. In 1970, Ted founded Geelong Textiles and was a strong advocate for manufacturing and producing Australian made products.

Ted’s work was a passion, which drove and challenged him. His staff at the Woollen Mill in Geelong, and later in his career, the staff at Fletcher Jones, were his extended family. Ted was far more comfortable in the mill than the boardroom. He was a gentleman, a gentle person, modest and unassuming yet an astute businessman and a leader in the textile field.

It is an honour for his family to continue supporting his legacy with scholarships for two final year students completing the Bachelor of Textiles at RMIT. These scholarships arise from Ted’s hard work, commitment and subsequent success in his business life.

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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