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 recently completed secondary school and be accepted for full-time admission to an undergraduate degree at Griffith University.

Maximum value of $24,000 (paid in instalments of $4,000).

Apply by 4 pm Monday 18 January 2021.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be a commencing student who has recently completed secondary school and not previously completed an undergraduate degree at any institution
  • have applied for, and accepted to study, an undergraduate degree at Griffith University in Trimester 1 2021
  • be relocating or need to move away from home in order to undertake an undergraduate degree (preference will be given to students relocating from an Australian rural, regional or remote area)
  • have achieved an ATAR 80 or above (or OP equivalent).

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship, you must complete the following sections within the application:

Study details

  • Tertiary education history.
  • Secondary education history: ATAR 80 or above (or OP equivalent)
  • Program preferences: have applied for an undergraduate academic program at Griffith University commencing in Trimester 1 2021.

Achievements

  • Leadership and community: include school leadership position/s.
  • Referee details: two referee reports from two different sources:
    • an academic referee:  a person qualified to comment on academic studies, preferably a subject coordinator from your secondary school and/or a school principal
    • a character referee: such as a current or past employer, or a person competent to supply a character reference (for example, a person with whom you have undertaken community service or volunteer activities).

Personal background

  • Circumstances: Relocation—are you moving away from home in order to undertake your undergraduate degree? Preference will be given to students relocating from an Australian rural, regional or remote area.

Statements

  • 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 and 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, jpg or Excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted.

  • Evidence of your OP / ATAR / IB.
  • Curriculum Vitae. 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), and your level and quality of community participation undertaken (including volunteering, work history, sporting and other community activities undertaken in/outside of school).

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to provide an additional Values statement.

Start your application

Value

Maximum value is $24,000, paid in instalments over a maximum of three years. Instalments of $4,000 are payable for Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 only, each year for a maximum of three years.

Payments are made up to six weeks after the census date subject to satisfying scholarship terms and conditions.

Sponsor details

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.

The George Alexander Foundation website.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to:

  • remain enrolled full-time in your undergraduate degree at Griffith University
  • 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 you have performed during the year and how the scholarship funds have been expended.

The above conditions are verified each trimester at census date. If you fail to successfully meet these conditions, your scholarship payments may be withheld, or the scholarship may be terminated.

As a scholarship recipient, you must notify the University immediately if you:

  • transfer to another program within the University
  • discontinue study
  • transfer to another institution.
  • reduce your 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.