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TDC Scholarship Program 2022



We’re looking for the next star in the making. Is it you?

What's the program about?

The TDC 2022 Scholarship Program aims to facilitate the personal and professional development of a member of the design community who shows the right aptitude, attitude and commitment. Someone who’s ready to commit to 12 months of life-changing growth and learning.


With access to 12 months of our classes, courses and coaching we will provide the 2022 TDC Scholar with all the tools, techniques, systems, and processes to completely equip them for future success. Success that will extend beyond work into all areas of their life.


The 2022 Scholarship Program will culminate in an all-expenses-paid prized place at our 2023 Byron Retreat. This transformational week will provide the Scholar with the opportunity to further extend their learning, whilst forging lifelong relationships with like-minded designers.


Who's eligible for the scholarship?

We want the Scholarship to be open to designers from all sectors, all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. You might still be at university, or you may have been working in your business for more than 20 years.


We want to know how this opportunity would change your life, and why we should choose you.


To be eligible, you need to be a member of the TDC community (it’s free) and need to have a registered design business. Applications are open to interior designers, interior decorators, architects, interior architects, stylists and entrepreneurs.


Oh… and we’re not snobs. You don’t need a fancy degree or qualification to be amazing at what you do. The program is open to all design professionals, qualified or not.

What does the scholarship include?

We want to provide the 2022 TDC Scholar with full access to our life-changing classes, courses, coaching AND the Retreat.


The 2022 TDC Scholarship Program includes:

Access to our online DesignLab Bootcamp Program (valued at over $2,750)

Inclusion in our exclusive application only Premium Group Coaching Program (valued at $3,570)

Access to 2 x Masterclasses (valued at $1,400)

Access to 12 months of Seminar Sessions (valued at over $360)

3 x 1-on-1 Coaching Sessions with TDC Director Andrew Mitchell (value $900)

Registration for the 2023 Byron Retreat (valued at over $4,950)

Flights, Accommodation and Transfers for the 2023 Byron Retreat (valued at over $3,500)

Business mentoring with our Sponsors

Total value = more than $17,400

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How and when will the winner be chosen?

The winner will be chosen by a judging panel selected by The Design Coach. The decision of the judges will be final.


Closing Date for Applications

15th December 2021


Winner Announced

15th February 2022



Andrew Mitchell (The Design Coach)

James Lambrou (Est Lighting)

Samantha Eades (Mitchell & Eades)

How to Apply

1. Register your details via the application link below


2. Provide us with the following information:

  • Completed Application Form (click on the button below to start)

  • A Digital Portfolio of your past work (high-res images with project overview and summary the candidate’s responsibilities). NOTE: Portfolio presentation will be a deciding factor.

  • Portrait Pic

  • Bio (150 – 200 words)

You can attach the above items via our online Application form


3. Follow us @thedesigncoach_au on Instagram, like our Scholarship post from 01/11/21 and tag 2 friends who you think might be eligible for this amazing award!


What we require from the winner

The winner must make themselves available for the following for PR and marketing opportunities:

  • 3 x 1-hour interviews with the TDC marketing team

  • Press interviews

  • Interviews with major Sponsors


The winner will be required to post on social media about their Scholarship journey (minimum monthly on their Instagram and/or Facebook).


100% attendance will be required for the Premium Group Coaching Program and Bootcamp Program.


At all times we require that the TDC Scholar conduct themselves (in and out of the program) with integrity, professionalism, and kindness.

Terms &

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. Late submissions will not be accepted.


As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full.

Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.


Applicants must submit a portfolio of work which demonstrates strong capabilities in design through visual work and ideas. The presentation quality of the candidate’s portfolio will be a factor in the judging.


Applicants must be willing to commit to the dates of the program and be able to perform the necessary work in between coaching sessions to implement their learnings.


The portfolio can be accompanied with written text of no more than 300 words. Please submit the portfolio via the online Application form.