George Alexander Foundation Scholarships (Ballarat)
Opens 28 Aug 2020 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline 28 Feb 2021 11:59 PM (AEDT)
$22,500
Description

About this scholarship

Established in 2007 by the George Alexander Foundation (GAF), founded by the late industrialist and philanthropist George Alexander AM, for the purpose of assisting outstanding students especially those demonstrating exceptional leadership potential and community participation, to achieve their undergraduate educational goals at the Ballarat Campus successfully.

 

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • The scholarship is valued at $22,500, to be paid instalments of $3,750 per semester for students in a three-year course and $2,812.50 per semester for students in a four-year course.
  • There are five scholarships available.

 

Student type

Future Students

 

Eligibility

  • Citizenship: domestic 
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: Ballarat
  • Minimum ATAR: attained a minimum ATAR ranking of 75 or equivalent (non-recent school leavers are welcome to apply but must display evidence of academic merit/equivalent industry experience)

  

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  •  A written statement of approximately 750-1,000 words outlining:
    • why you have chosen to undertake your degree
    • what you hope to achieve with it in the future
    • any hardships or barriers you have faced in accessing higher education, and how your degree will change your future.
    • any leadership roles you have undertaken, and what you have learned from these experiences.
    • your extracurricular activities (including employment, work experience, volunteering, sporting and other community activities undertaken), why you do them and what you gain from them.
  • GAF 3 or 4 year plan
  • Evidence of academic merit from your most recent studies
    • ATAR or equivalent; or
    • academic transcript (including GPA)
  • Resume
  • Evidence of your leadership and community participation
  • For Year 12 school leaver applicants - one written academic reference and one written community engagement reference
  • For non-school leaver applicants - one written professional reference and one written community engagement reference.

The written references must be from two different sources (ie both references cannot come from your school or same organisation).
They must include the title and/or position and contact details of the person providing the reference.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • 3 – 4 year plan
  • Academic merit
  • Leadership and community participation
  • Resume
  • Written references

 

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and recipients selected by the donor.

 

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • a minimum grade point average of at least 5.0 (credit) in each semester
  • a full-time study load at the Ballarat Campus
  • provide an annual report on progress and learning for the George Alexander Foundation submitted no later than 1 October of each year. The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship annual report must include specific details as requested by the donor.


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George Alexander Foundation Scholarships (Ballarat)


About this scholarship

Established in 2007 by the George Alexander Foundation (GAF), founded by the late industrialist and philanthropist George Alexander AM, for the purpose of assisting outstanding students especially those demonstrating exceptional leadership potential and community participation, to achieve their undergraduate educational goals at the Ballarat Campus successfully.

 

Scholarship type

Merit

 

Value

  • The scholarship is valued at $22,500, to be paid instalments of $3,750 per semester for students in a three-year course and $2,812.50 per semester for students in a four-year course.
  • There are five scholarships available.

 

Student type

Future Students

 

Eligibility

  • Citizenship: domestic 
  • Course: any ACU undergraduate degree
  • Campus: Ballarat
  • Minimum ATAR: attained a minimum ATAR ranking of 75 or equivalent (non-recent school leavers are welcome to apply but must display evidence of academic merit/equivalent industry experience)

  

Application process

Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:

  •  A written statement of approximately 750-1,000 words outlining:
    • why you have chosen to undertake your degree
    • what you hope to achieve with it in the future
    • any hardships or barriers you have faced in accessing higher education, and how your degree will change your future.
    • any leadership roles you have undertaken, and what you have learned from these experiences.
    • your extracurricular activities (including employment, work experience, volunteering, sporting and other community activities undertaken), why you do them and what you gain from them.
  • GAF 3 or 4 year plan
  • Evidence of academic merit from your most recent studies
    • ATAR or equivalent; or
    • academic transcript (including GPA)
  • Resume
  • Evidence of your leadership and community participation
  • For Year 12 school leaver applicants - one written academic reference and one written community engagement reference
  • For non-school leaver applicants - one written professional reference and one written community engagement reference.

The written references must be from two different sources (ie both references cannot come from your school or same organisation).
They must include the title and/or position and contact details of the person providing the reference.

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:

  • Written statement
  • 3 – 4 year plan
  • Academic merit
  • Leadership and community participation
  • Resume
  • Written references

 

Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Scholarships Office and recipients selected by the donor.

 

Ongoing requirements

To remain eligible for scholarship payments, recipients are required to maintain the following:

  • a minimum grade point average of at least 5.0 (credit) in each semester
  • a full-time study load at the Ballarat Campus
  • provide an annual report on progress and learning for the George Alexander Foundation submitted no later than 1 October of each year. The George Alexander Foundation Scholarship annual report must include specific details as requested by the donor.


Value

$22,500

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Opens
28 Aug 2020 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline
28 Feb 2021 11:59 PM (AEDT)

Categories
Merit