The George Alexander Foundation Access Scholarship

The George Alexander Foundation was established by Mr George Alexander AM in 1972 to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia.  Reflecting the Founder's special interests, The George Alexander Foundation has an emphasis on supporting talented young people who have demonstrated academic ability, particularly those from rural and regional communities, for whom scholarships would make a significant contribution to achieving their educational goals.

Value and duration


Payment of up to $8000 per year if enrolled in a three year course or up to $6000 per year if enrolled in a four year course


Up to four years, subject to satisfactory academic performance

Important dates

Opening date

29 August 2016

Closing date

12 January 2017 at 5pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria. 

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor degree in Trimester 1 2017 at Deakin University Waurn Ponds, Waterfront or Warrnambool campuses
  • be enrolled full time in a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • not hold another bachelor or postgraduate degree
  • be able to demonstrate participation in and commitment to supporting the community and volunteer activities
  • be able to demonstrate leadership and leadership potential in your academic, professional and personal life
  • have a strong academic standing with a minimum ATAR of 75

Preference will be given to Year 12 school leavers (including students who have been on exchange or gap year programs for up to twelve months after completion).

Special conditions

Scholarship recipients will be required to promote the image of Deakin and the George Alexander Foundation both within and outside the University, and participate in the network of George Alexander Foundation Scholars. Successful applicants must maintain a satisfactory academic record for the duration of their scholarship, with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60.

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal and apply

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Supporting documentation

As part of the application process you will also be required to provide supporting documentation. Your application will not be considered complete until you upload your documentation.

The supporting documentation required includes:

  • evidence of your leadership,community and volunteer involvement

Late or incomplete documentation will not be accepted.

Learn more about supporting documents

Finding out if you're successful

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within six weeks of the closing date and will be asked to complete an additional application.