This program provides financial support to students undertaking a graduate or Masters course at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, QUT.
The George Alexander Foundation supports a scholarship and bursary program at QUT, specifically for students studying at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS). The program commenced in 2013 and is the Foundation's only scholarship and bursary program aimed at postgraduate students.
Many of the students studying at ACPNS are either returning to study, come from volunteer organisations, non-profits or the philanthropic sector, and are looking to build on their skills. These students are often the most in need of financial assistance as they attempt to balance study with significant volunteering and employment commitments. The Foundation has committed a total of $364k over five years in support of this program with awards annually from 2013–2017.
"I have a dream to start a not-for-profit and I think this scholarship has really helped me to follow that dream."
Scholarship and bursary recipients have the discretion to use the funds to best support their studies, whether it is for fees, travel expenses for distance students or course materials. The funds may allow them to reduce their working hours, supplement their income or enable them to buy computer equipment in order to complete the course through online modules.
Scholarships are available to student undertaking either the Masters or Graduate Certificate in Business: Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. For Masters students the scholarship awards $24,000 over three years; for Graduate Certificate students, $8,000 over two years is awarded.
Bursaries are no longer available through this program.
Scholarships are available to people working in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors undertaking tertiary study through ACPNS.
"The George Alexander Scholarship has allowed me to continue my studies, and not only continue but move into the Masters program"
See the QUT website for further information on GAF scholarships at the Australian Centre for Nonprofit Studies.