The annual awarding of The Old Melburnians Dick Cotton Fellowship is a significant way in which the Old Melburnian community supports younger Old Melburnians. Applications are open to any Old Melburnian under the age of 30.
This grant ($3,000 in 2018) provides an opportunity to undertake a period of travel, study and/or project work that supports self-development and discovery beyond the benefits offered by higher education.
An opportunity for community contribution
The Fellowship recognises the valuable contribution of Dick Cotton (OM 1958) to the Old Melburnians Council, celebrating his values of commitment, concern for the underdog, enthusiasm for life and a desire to make a real difference.
We hope that each Fellowship recipient will become an ambassador for the School community, acting as a role model to current students once their Fellowship year is complete. Past Fellows have used their financial support to explore areas such as human rights, law reform and refugee support work.
In line with the School's prioritisation of Indigenous engagement, in 2018 the Old Melburnians will look favourably on Australian-based projects addressing Indigenous issues.
Applicants are welcome to request assistance in identifying suitable projects.
Applications are now closed
Applications for 2018 closed on 30 September 2018.