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 2017
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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 2016-17
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GAF Stories

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RMIT University

I felt very humbled to have been chosen as a scholarship recipient; the award meant the benefactors believed in what I was trying to achieve, and this...

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Swinburne University

Studying overseas is a great opportunity both personally and professionally.

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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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Swinburne University

Following graduation, I relocated to Roxby Downs South Australia to take up a Graduate Mechanical Engineer position with BHP Olympic Dam.

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The George Alexander Foundation

GAF is now on LinkedIn

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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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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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