The George Alexander Foundation

Planting Seeds of Opportunity

Our Programs


Our scholarships offer access to the opportunity of education, assisting promising students to fulfil their potential. We partner with higher education institutions across Australia to offer substantial scholarships that recognise talent, leadership potential and commitment to the community.

New scholars in 2016
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Fellowships & Other Education

Through our fellowships and other education programs, the Foundation currently supports fellowships through The International Specialised Skills Institute, and places for secondary students in the Earthwatch Student Challenge program.

Fellowships/education grants paid 2015-16
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GAF Stories



The Gordon Institute

I believe that education is the key to connecting with people and helping them to understand and value the spectacular plants and animals we have in Australia.

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The Gordon Institute

I will never forget the afternoon I got the call that I had been awarded the GAF scholarship for academic success.

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RMIT University

At a recent RMIT GAF event, Natasha described the opportunities made possible by her scholarship so eloquently that we thought we'd share her speech here!

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International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

Thanks to an ISSI GAF Fellowship, Bronwen traveled to the UK where she had the opportunity to study best practices in book conservation at West Dean College.

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The George Alexander Foundation

Awards help students adjust to uni life

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GAF Alumni Event: Leading with Connections

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Meet Bronwen Glover, one of our talented GAF fellows, pictured here along with the work she accomplished during her Masters in Book Conservation.

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Meet our first group of GAF scholars for 2017!

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Donate The scholars and fellows supported through the GAF-funded programs are committed to their studies, to giving back to the community and to doing their utmost to uphold the investment that has been made in them. If you would like to invest in the education of some talented and dedicated young Australians, please make a tax-deductible donation online by clicking on Donate or contact us on 03 9650 3188 for other options.

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