Tess Hill and Bill Hawtin Fine Art Scholarship

Tess Hill and Bill Hawtin Fine Art Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students on low income, who have not previously completed tertiary study, to provide them with the opportunity to travel as part of their Fine Arts degree.

Established in memory of Tess Hill and Bill Hawtin, reflecting their belief in the creative arts and value of international travel.  Tess and Bill believed the opportunity to travel broadened the mind, exposed students to new and experimental trends, and encouraged cross-cultural understanding.


30 May - 8 July 2022

Total scholarship value

Up to $20,000

Number offered


Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Business


My scholarship has provided me with the opportunity to express my creativity. I've been able to invest in quality materials and experiment with ceramics, jewellery making, digital art and more. Ultimately, my scholarship has enabled new learning experiences for me and allowed me to wholeheartedly immerse myself in my practice.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen
  • A New Zealand citizen
  • Australian permanent resident
  • Australian humanitarian visa holder

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Fine Art specialisation (Bachelor of Visual Arts, Bachelor of Fine
    Art, Bachelor of Art History & Curating) at a Monash campus in Australia
  • Have not previously completed a degree or higher qualification from a tertiary institution
  • Experiencing low income


Scholarship value will vary, up to a value of $20,000.

Number offered

The number available will vary according to funds available.

Selection criteria

The scholarship is awarded on low income and scholarship proposal. The panel will assess artistic merit,
artistic and professional development, international study, engagement, and viability.

To retain this scholarship:

Students must provide a report on their experience within six weeks of returning from their travel.

How to apply

  • This scholarship cannot be deferred
  • Current Monash students, applications will open Monday 30 May - 8 July (2pm) 2022 apply directly to Monash.
  • Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.