Creating opportunities for young people across Australia to succeed.

In 1972, George Alexander AM set up an independent philanthropic foundation as a way of sharing his wealth and giving back to the community.

The main focus of The George Alexander Foundation is supporting access to education for promising young people, particularly those from rural and remote areas. Our 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 programs supported by the Foundation endeavour to support this ideal and as GAF students graduate and go on to contribute to the community, George's legacy and spirit lives on through their achievements.

Scholarship Opportunities

The George Alexander Foundation (GAF) first began supporting tertiary scholarships in 2002. The GAF Scholarship Program is now a cornerstone of the Foundation's philanthropy. To see the full list of programs on offer at our partner institutions, visit our website or contact the partner university scholarships office for more information.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship at RMIT University in 2023, and meet the current eligibility criteria, register or login above.

Fellowship Programs

The George Alexander Foundation currently supports vocational professional development fellowships through the International Specialised Skills Institute and secondary school level program through the Earthwatch Institute Student Challenge Program.

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