The George Alexander Foundation Relocation and Living Support Scholarship program at the University of Tasmania aids talented students to relocate to undertake tertiary studies.
Commencing in 2013, this is the first scholarship program supported by the Foundation in Tasmania. It supports high achieving students in a state where many students face barriers to accessing higher education.
The main focus of The George Alexander Foundation is to provide access to education for promising young students particularly from rural and remote areas of Australia. Tasmania is unique as the whole state is classified as regional Australia. At The University of Tasmania an estimated 40 percent of students have relocated to pursue their studies.
"The scholarship has been life changing for me, I would not have achieved the same success in my studies without this level of financial support."
The George Alexander Foundation Relocation Scholarship program at UTAS supports students who must move away from home in order to attend university. Five scholarships are offered each year. Under the current program, scholarships are valued at $24,000 over three or four years.
"I cannot emphasise enough that without GAF's support, relocating to study would simply not have been possible for me."
Further information on the George Alexander Foundation Relocation Scholarship at UTAS can be found on their website.