At a recent Board Meeting, the Governors of The George Alexander Foundation agreed to renew two of its scholarship programs.
The George Alexander Foundation Campus Accommodation Rural Scholarship Program at Murdoch University will receive $432,000 over 5 years (2017-2021).
This program was established in 2008 with the aim of encouraging students from rural area to enrol in courses at Murdoch University. The scholarships awarded assist students to overcome the burden of the increased costs of moving to the city in order to take up tertiary studies. The scholars selected come from all over Western Australian and some students from the Northern Territory also apply.
The program has been very successful with more than 50 students having received GAF Scholarships through Murdoch University since the program began.
Read more about the GAF Scholarship program at Murdoch University.
At RMIT University, the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship and Bursary Program will receive a further $450,000 over 4 years from 2017 to 2020.
This program is one of the Foundation's longest running having commenced in 2002. Over 130 students have received GAF Scholarships at RMIT to date. In addition to scholarships, this program also offers students assistance via bursaries to help out with courses that have high costs related to materials (e.g. design courses).
The GAF scholarships available at RMIT have a high profile, with an average of 55 applications received each year for the eight scholarships available.
Find out more about the GAF Scholarship and Bursary program at RMIT University.