The Old Melburnians Dick Cotton Fellowship

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) 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 2020 the Old Melburnians will look favourably on projects that consider impacts to people and communities suffering bushfire devastation in early 2020 and the impacts of the COVID-10 pandemic.

Applicants are welcome to request assistance in identifying suitable projects.

Applications are closed

Applications for 2020 are now closed.