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 2019) 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 2019 the Old Melburnians will look favourably on Australian based projects addressing disadvantage in Melbourne or regional Victoria, or Indigenous related projects.
Applicants are welcome to request assistance in identifying suitable projects.
Applications are now open
Applications for 2019 close on 30 August 2019.