Ted Dimmick Textiles Scholarship

For final year Bachelor of Textiles (Design) students who can demonstrate circumstances impacting their education; worth $5,000.

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Applications are now open

This scholarship provides $5,000 for one semester.

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 enrolling full-time in semester 2 2024 in your final semester of the Bachelor of Textiles (Design) (BP121)
  • 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

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.

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now open.

Applications close 2:00PM Monday 17 June 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

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

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 athletically. 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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