George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

The George Alexander Foundation's main point of focus is supporting access to education for promising young people, particularly those from rural and remote areas. Their 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 scholarship is to be used for accommodation and living expenses in Perth, with students encouraged to consider accommodation at Murdoch University Village.

The George Alexander Foundation
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
3 or 4 years
Level of study:
Semester Availability:
  Semester 1
Study Area:
  Business and Law
  Creative Arts and Communication
  Social and Cultural Studies


To apply for this scholarship you must:
  • be an Australian citizen
  • have graduated from secondary school in the previous two years
  • have a history of high academic achievement with an achieved ATAR of 80 or higher
  • have relocated from an inner regional, outer regional, remote, or very remote location
  • can demonstrate examples of personal leadership and/or contributions to the community
Successful candidates must study full-time internally at Murdoch University and be commencing their first year of tertiary study.

How to Apply

Compile the required documents, including the completed application form, and email them to by the closing date.

Required Documents

This scholarship requires you to provide the following documents:
    • your academic standing or equivalent industry experience 
    • the measure of leadership and leadership potential demonstrated in your academic, professional and personal life 
    • the level and quality of community participation undertaken by the applicant (including volunteering, work history and other extracurricular activities)
    • the extent to which the scholarship will make study possible and why you have selected the chosen course. 
  • completed three year plan​ outlining how you will develop your skills and work over the duration of the scholarship
  • a current curriculum vitae/resume
  • two written references – an academic reference from your school and a character reference from someone suitable to comment on your contributions to the community. 

Payment Method

For students completing a three-year degree, payment will be made in the following instalments:

Accommodation: $7,500 per annum
Grocery Vouchers: $500 per annum

For students completing a four-year degree, payment will be made in the following instalments:

Accommodation: $5,500 per annum
Grocery Vouchers: $500 per annum

The accommodation payments will be made in two equal instalments either to the Murdoch University Student Village or directly to students staying in other accommodation. ​
Scholarship Value:
Opening Date:
21 Sep 2020
Closing Date:
29 Jan 2021
Student Type:
  • Domestic