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.

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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.

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GAF Stories

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International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

Furniture and wooden artifacts conservator Shane Wiechnik was awarded a 2021 International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship for his ambitious project to undertake a 'Journeyman Trip'.  

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James Cook University

In her second year of study for a Bachelor of Pharmacy, JCU scholar Ruby shares her reflections on the benefit of a gap year, pharmacy studies so...

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Griffith University

A published scientific researcher, avid writer, Bachelor of Dental Health Science student and now a 2022 GAF Scholar.

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia scholar Foster Cunningham shared how his GAF scholarship is supporting his studies.  

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The George Alexander Foundation

New CEO Appointed

Mr Paul Conroy appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of The George Alexander Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation.

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We're celebrating 50 in style

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The George Alexander Foundation, we’re rolling out a new visual identity. 

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50th Anniversary Hoodie Competition

The successful entry of the GAF 50th Anniversary Hoodie Competition will win a $250 Prezzee gift card and be the first to receive a hoodie!

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COVID-19 update

Due to the COVID-19 virus, The George Alexander Foundation has instituted a series of operational protocols for the coming weeks and months to ensure ...

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Join our inaugural GAF Street Soccer team!

Calling all Melbourne-based GAF scholars and alumni! Want to get active, network and support a great cause?

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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.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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