Four UTAS Scholars standing outside in GAF 50th Anniversary Commemorative hoodies.

The George Alexander Foundation

Supporting talented young people to achieve their educational goals and fulfil their potential.

About Us

Our History

In 1972 George Alexander made an initial gift of $30,000 to establish the Foundation.

Today, The George Alexander Foundation provides one of Australia's most significant private scholarship and fellowship schemes, awarding nearly 100 scholarships and fellowships per year and distributing approximately $2 million annually.

Sepia portrait of George Alexander age 21.

George Alexander liked the idea of 'planting seeds and hoping that they grow into pretty big trees', and this concept underscores his Foundation's philanthropy to this day.

Our History

Scholarship and Fellowship 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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New scholars in 2022


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Fellowships provide the means for talented individuals to pursue specific extended study and learning opportunities that may otherwise have been impossible. The George Alexander Foundation currently supports fellowships through The International Specialised Skills Institute and Earthwatch Australia’s Student Challenge Program.

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Fellowships awarded in 2022


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Student Challenge 2021 Ecosystems of the Murray River and Mallee 1 credit Earthwatch Australia for web
Paz Pisarski, RMIT University scholar. Woman in garden playing a guitar.
Shane Weichnik ISSI fellow in virginia

Our Community

The George Alexander Foundation's scholars, fellows and alumni are part of a diverse community spanning Australia.

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