George Alexander Foundation Grant
If you are enrolled in a high material costs program or will be undertaking an unpaid placement, have a passion for community involvement and can demonstrate financial disadvantage, this grant can could provide assistance towards your study costs.
Applications now closed.
Value and duration
The grant provides $2500 as a one-off payment.
To be eligible for this grant you must:
- be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
- be enrolled full-time in your second, third or fourth year of a bachelor degree program at RMIT in standard semester 1 and 2 in 2019
- have a Grade Point Average (GPA) to date of 2 or greater
- demonstrate community participation (including volunteering, sporting and other community activities) within or outside of your university studies
- be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage such as:
- receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card.
In order to be considered for this grant, you must be:
- undertaking an unpaid placement (Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience or professional practice) in 2019 which is a requirement of your program; or
- enrolled in one of the following high material costs programs:
- Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) (BH103)
- Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) (BH104)
- Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) (BH115)
- Bachelor of Arts (Photography) (BP117)
- Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) (BP121)
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (BP201)
- Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology) (BP211)
- Bachelor of Architectural Design (BP250)
- Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design (BP256)
Postgraduate, vocational education and one-year honour program students are ineligible to apply.
How to apply
The link to the application form will be provided here once applications open.
Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.
Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.
You will also need:
- One letter of recommendation from an organisation external to RMIT to support your statements regarding your community participation dated no more than three months ago. To assist the organisation, provide them with Writing a Scholarship Letter of Recommendation for a Student (PDF 156kb, 1p) for tips and guidance.
- a copy of your academic transcript if you studied at an institution other than RMIT in 2018.
It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.
- Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
- What are your future plans and career aspirations?
- How do you intend to use this scholarship and how it will assist you to achieve academic success?
- Discuss any difficult circumstances you have faced that have affected your education.
- Describe your level of commitment to community participation (e.g. volunteering, club memberships, charity work).
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
Applications for 2019 open 8 August 2018
Applications now closed.
Applications for 2019 close 11:59PM Sunday 18 November 2018. No late applications will be accepted.
Terms and conditions
View the Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 30p)
George Alexander (1910 – 2008) was an engineer who studied Industrial Management and Executive Training at RMIT. George was particularly aware of the obstacles he had faced as a child and his own lack of education, so he was inspired to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds get a start in life. In order to achieve this, he created the George Alexander Foundation to use his wealth in a constructive way.
There are a limited number of George Alexander Foundation Grants and not all eligible applicants will be able to receive one.
Notice to applicants
The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.
Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student email account. If you have not received an offer via email by 31 March 2019, your application has been unsuccessful.