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The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship

The George Alexander Foundation's main point of focus is supporting access to education for promising young people, particularly those from rural and remote areas. Their aim is to help overcome barriers and make it possible for talented students to achieve their potential and go on to contribute to the Australian community. George Alexander believed in the notion of 'planting seeds and hoping they grow into pretty big trees'.

The scholarship is to be used for accommodation and living expenses in Perth, with students encouraged to consider accommodation at Murdoch University Village.


7 scholarships are available




Open: Monday 30th September 2019
Closes: Monday 27th January 2020, 4.00pm (Australian WST)

Late applications will not be considered


For students completing a three-year degree, payment will be made in the following instalments:

Accommodation: $7,500 per annum
Grocery Vouchers: $500 per annum

For students completing a four-year degree, payment will be made in the following instalments:

Accommodation: $5,500 per annum
Grocery Vouchers: $500 per annum

To apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen;
  • Have graduated from secondary school in the previous two years
  • Have a history of high academic achievement, with an achieved ATAR of 80 or higher;
  • Have relocated from an inner regional, outer regional, remote, or very remote location;
  • Can demonstrate examples of personal leadership and/or contributions to the community;

Successful candidates must study full-time internally at Murdoch University, and be commencing their first year of tertiary study.

More info:

Download Murdoch's George Alexander Foundation Brochure

How to apply

1 Download and complete the application form and example Three Year Plan
2 Email the following documents to
  • Completed application form
  • A personal statement of 750-1000 words
  • Completed Three Year Plan
  • An up to date Curriculum Vitae/Resume, see here for an example.
  • Two written references – an academic reference from your school and a character reference from someone suitable to comment on your contributions to the community

What happens next?

All applications are ranked against each other in a careful assessment of the combination of each of these criteria:

Applicants will be contacted by the Scholarships Office via the email address registered in MyInfo.