George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

Overview

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

Eligibility

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.

Benefits

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

Year

Semester 1

Semester 2

2019

$5,000

$5,000

2020

$3,500

$3,500

2021

$3,500

$3,500

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

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