George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

The George Alexander Foundation's main point of focus is supporting access to education for promising young people, particularly those from rural and remote areas. Their aim is to help overcome barriers and make it possible for talented students to achieve their potential and go on to contribute to the Australian community. George Alexander believed in the notion of 'planting seeds and hoping they grow into pretty big trees'.

The scholarship is to be used for accommodation and living expenses in Perth, with students encouraged to consider accommodation at Murdoch University Village.

Provider:
The George Alexander Foundation
No. of Scholarships:
8
Duration of Award:
3 or 4 years
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Trimester 3
  • Semester 1
Study Area:
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Science
  • Environmental and Conservation Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
  • Law
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering and Energy
  • Education
  • Creative Media and Communication
  • Allied Health
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • have graduated from secondary school in the previous two years
  • have a history of high academic achievement with an achieved ATAR of 80 or higher
  • have relocated from an inner regional, outer regional, remote, or very remote location
  • can demonstrate examples of personal leadership and/or contributions to the community

Successful candidates must study full-time internally at Murdoch University and be commencing their first year of tertiary study.

How to Apply

Please send all the required documentation to scholarships@murdoch.edu.au

Required Documents

This Scholarship requires you to provide the following documents:

  1. George Alexander Foundation Scholarship Application Form 
  2. Two written references– an academic reference from your school and a character reference from someone suitable to comment on your contributions to the community
  3. Academic Achievement - A copy of your Year 11 and 12 Statement of Results from the Curriculum Council or equivalent (if you have these)

As part of the application form, you will need to include the following:

  • Personal Statement - demonstrate your future goals and aspirations as outlined in the application form 
  • Values Statement – address your core value, vision and legacy
  • Key Selection Criteria -please address the following key areas as your application will be scored accordingly:
    Academic - Academic Merit, Work Experience, Participation, Certificates & Training
    Community - School Volunteering, Community Volunteering, Issue Areas & Passions, Community Spirit
    Leadership- School Leadership roles, Paid Employment, Social Participation, Social Leadership

Payment Method

For students completing a three-year degree, payment of $8,000 per annum will be made in the following instalments:

  • $4,000 in week 7 or 8 of the semester you are awarded
  • $4,000 in week 7 or 8 of the consecutive second semester

For students completing a four-year degree, payment of $6,000 per annum will be made in the following instalments:

  • $3,000 in week 7 or 8 of the semester you are awarded
  • $3,000 in week 7 or 8 of the consecutive second semester

All payments are subject to your acceptance and ongoing compliance with the terms and conditions of the award.