The objective of the George Alexander Foundation Scholarships is to assist with costs associated with accommodation fees for students who can demonstrate academic merit and the capacity to achieve their full potential while studying at Griffith University. To be eligible, you must have completed secondary school and be accepted for full-time admission to an undergraduate degree.
Maximum value of $22,500.
Applications close: 4pm Monday 20 January 2020.
Can I apply?
To be eligible you must:
- be an Australian citizen
- be a commencing students who has completed secondary school and not previously completed an undergraduate degree at any other institution
- have applied for, and accepted to study, an undergraduate degree at Griffith University commencing trimester 1 2020
- Be relocating, need to move away from home in order to undertake an undergraduate degree
- have achieve an Overall Position (OP) from 1 to 10 or rank/ATAR equivalent
What do I include in my application?
To be considered for this scholarship you must complete the following sections within the application:
- Tertiary education history
- Secondary education history - Overall Position (OP) from 1 to 10 or rank/ATAR equivalent
- Program preferences - have applied for an undergraduate academic program at Griffith University commencing in 2020
- Leadership and community - include school leadership position/s.
- Referee details - two referee reports from two different sources:
- An academic referee (school teacher or principal)
- A character referee (a person from your community or workplace)
- Circumstances – Relocation – are you moving away from home in order to undertake your undergraduate degree?
- Personal statements
- Career goals and aims – Why have you selected the particular degree? What are your long term goals?
- Community involvement – How have you been involved in the community? (to what extent, can be in or out of school.)
- Scholarship benefit – How will the scholarship make study possible?
- Experiences - How have you displayed leadership or leadership potential?
You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats- pdf, word, jpeg or excel, we can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)
- Evidence of your OP / ATAR / IB
- Curriculum Vitae(CV) – your CV should include things such as –
- awards and competitions
- any measure of leadership and leadership potential demonstrated in your academic and personal life, (include school leadership position/s)
- your level and quality of community participation undertaken (including volunteering, work history, sporting and other community activities undertaken in/outside of school).
- Other attachment – include a 3 year plan outlining how you will develop your skills and work over the duration of the scholarship funding. (This can be in tabular or dot-point form if you choose, attached as a separate A4 page.)
Maximum value is $22,500, paid in instalments for a maximum of three years. Instalments of $3,750 are payable for trimester one and trimester two only for a maximum of three years.
Payments are made up to six weeks after the Census Date subject to satisfying scholarship terms and conditions.
The George Alexander Foundation was established by Mr Alexander AM (Order of Australian Medal) in 1972 to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia. The objective of the Scholarships is to assist with costs associated with accommodation fees for students who can demonstrate academic merit and the capacity to achieve their full potential while studying at Griffith University.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:
- remain enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at Griffith University
- must maintain a minimum term GPA 5.0
- promote the value of the Scholarship program both within and outside the University
- participate in a network of George Alexander Foundation Scholars, with a focus on academic opportunities and community service, as appropriate
- provide an annual, written report to the University outlining how they have performed during the year and how the scholarship funds have been expended
The above conditions are verified each trimester at Census date. If a scholarship recipient fails to successfully meet these conditions, your scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.
The recipient must notify the University immediately if they:
- Transfer to another program within the University.
- Discontinue study.
- Transfer to another institution.
- Reduce their study load.
Applications, including Referee Reports and any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.
Offers are made via email.
Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.