The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

2025 The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship


The George Alexander Foundation was established by Mr George Alexander AM in 1972 to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia. The Foundation has an emphasis on helping talented young people, especially those from regional and rural areas to undertake and excel in higher education. The Scholarship Program forms the core of the Foundation’s work and the first programs commenced in 2002. 

This Scholarship Program aims to support commencing students who demonstrate strong academic merit, community involvement, and leadership potential to undertake an undergraduate degree at UOW. Each Scholarship is valued at $24,000 (over three years) and is to be used towards study, living and relocation related costs including accommodation, food, books, computers, materials and placement costs.

GAF assess all applications against three key selection criteria categories as defined in the following ways:

1. Academic Standing: Academic achievement is reflected not just in your end of year result; excellence also includes participation in academic forums, competitions, additional merit awards, extra-curricular courses undertaken, and achievements gained through special interest programs

2. Community involvement: demonstrates how committed you are to your community by volunteering for a variety of events, social and environmental causes, sporting and arts clubs, and charity programs, both within the school environment and in the broader community.

3. Leadership potential: your willingness to take on roles that require responsibility and demonstrate leadership, whether this is through school executive and committees, sporting membership and leadership, part-time and casual work, extra-curricular hobbies and skills.

Applicants should demonstrate how they meet the above key selection criteria within the personal statement.

Open from 17/Jun/2024 to 06/Dec/2024