George Alexander Foundation Scholarship


Each year the Australian National University ("ANU") may offer up to five (5) awards known as the George Alexander Foundation Scholarships.

The objectives of this award are to support:

  • commencing students who must move away from home in order to undertake an undergraduate degree at ANU;
  • students who demonstrate strong academic merit, community involvement and leadership potential.

Funding for this award has been provided by the George Alexander Foundation (GAF), which was established in 1972 by Mr George Alexander to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia, with an emphasis on supporting talented young people pursue their potential.

Field of study

All academic fields


The award is available to prospective ANU students who:

  • are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident;
  • have attained a minimum ATAR of 80 (or equiv), excluding bonus points;
  • is an immediate school leaver ie. currently completing year 12 and will commence tertiary study in the following year ;
  • is currently living in a rural, regional or remote area.


The award is valued at $24,000 over three years. Refer to the payment schedule below:.


Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



How to apply

All applicants applying for admission to ANU through the direct Admission Scholarship and Accommodation Application will be automatically considered for the award based on them meeting the eligibility criteria and electing to be considered for scholarships.

Eligible candidates will be contacted to provide further information to be assessed by a selection committee.


Selection is made on the basis of academic merit and written application.

When you apply directly to ANU for admission as a domestic undergraduate student, you will have the opportunity to be considered for this opportunity within the same application. Other such support options are enlisted on the Direct application scholarships page.