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Today’s guest blog features one of our final year students, Sophie Murphy.

Sophie is the 2014 recipient of a Cotton Australia Final Year Textiles Undergraduate Project Sponsorship award.

Cotton Australia are the peak body for the Australian Cotton Industry, and their scholarships offer support to students undertaking a final year project relating to the cotton industry. This scholarship has been enabled by the Cotton Catchments Communities Co-operative Research Centre’s Legacy Fund.
Sophie shares with us the details of her award:
“…Cotton Australia offer scholarships to help support fashion and textile students undergoing their final year of study, I applied and was very pleased to be offered a scholarship. My application included a proposal of what I intended to do and how it might benefit the Australian cotton industry, as well as a CV, academic records and the project brief.


Image: Sophie Murphy – screen printed swatch concepts

My application was for the Country Road project producing a series of paper croquis and screen printed swatches for Summer 14/15.

Image: Sophie Murphy – digitally printed swatches for Country Road
Image: Sophie Murphy – Paper croquis concepts for Country Road

The scholarship awarded is up to $3500 paid in three installments, $1000 paid on acceptance of the scholarship, $1500 on completion of the project (receiving a credit or above) and the final $1000 after attending a relevant industry event for example the CSIRO Field to Fabric Course.

This scholarship is going to be a huge help in completing my final project allowing me to take time off work and pay for materials. I highly recommend that future students and current 2nd year students look into applying next year…”

Congratulations Sophie!

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