George Alexander Foundation Grant

If you have academic ability, a passion for community involvement and need assistance with high material or placement costs, this grant can provide assistance towards your study costs.

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 permanent resident
  • be enrolled full-time in the second, third or fourth year of a bachelor degree program at RMIT in Semester 1 and 2 2017
  • 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:

  1. undertaking an unpaid placement (Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience or professional practice) in 2017 which is a requirement of your program; or
  2. enrolled in one of the following high material costs programs:
    • BH103 Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours)
    • BH104 Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
    • BP117 Bachelor of Arts (Photography)
    • BP121 Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design)
    • BH115 Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours)
    • BP201 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
    • BP211 Bachelor of Fashion (Design Technology)
    • BP250 Bachelor of Architectural Design
    • BP256 Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design.

Postgraduate, vocational education and one-year honour program students are ineligible to apply.

How to apply

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Close date

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Terms and conditions

View the Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 464kb, 30p)

Further info

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.

Contact us

Coursework Scholarships Office

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.

Successful candidates will be notified by 31 March 2017.Only successful candidates will be contacted. If you have not received an offer letter by 31 March 2017, your application has been unsuccessful.