Create a lasting legacy by establishing your own scholarship to support education opportunities, bursaries or prizes.
You can support one of our existing scholarships or create your own named and owned scholarship. You might wish to establish a scholarship under a family or foundation name, or you may be a corporate organisation that wants to leave a lasting legacy.
We can provide you with advice on how to design your scholarship in line with your giving goals. We will then provide ongoing support and administration of the scholarship payments, prizes or bursaries.
Why choose the Australian Scholarships Foundation?
Your scholarship will be recognised alongside other scholarships managed by the Australian Scholarships Foundation. We have established relationships with Australian universities and can broker favourable education packages to ensure value and sustainability for your scholarship. We can arrange a scholarship opportunity that includes multiple disciplines and higher education providers.
The Australian Scholarships Foundation is a trusted brand and our management services are best practice and known for their integrity. We manage scholarships on behalf of the Harvard Club of Australia Ferris Family, Fulbright and Stanford Australia Foundation. We provide independent management services with extensive marketing campaigns, online applications and assessment panels. We can tailor the process to meet your requirements. Your scholarship winners will join our community of 5,000 plus alumni and enjoy the benefits of being part of a community dedicated to excellence in leadership and learning.
If you’d like to discuss setting up your own scholarship or funding an existing scholarship, please contact Leona Spencer at [email protected]
What are eligible scholarships, bursaries and prizes?
Broadly, to be an eligible scholarship, bursary or prize, the scholarship, bursary or prize must meet the following requirements:
I. be awarded only to Australian citizens or permanent residents;
II. be open to individuals or groups of individuals in a region of at least 200,000 people;
III. promote the recipient’s education in either or both of:
a. an approved Australian course (see further notes below about what is an ‘approved Australian course’); or
b. study in overseas education institutions, provided it is by way of study of a component of an approved Australian course; and
IV. be awarded on merit or for reasons of equity. Merit can include non-academic criteria in certain circumstances, and equity reasons cover students who are, for example, experiencing socio-economic disadvantage or hardship, suffering disability, and may include needs flowing from gender, ethnicity or geographic location.
A high-level summary of these requirements can also be found on the Australian Tax Office’s website, at the Requirements of an eligible scholarship, bursary or prize page.
‘Approved Australian courses’ – approved Australian courses include ‘pre-school courses’, ‘primary courses’, ‘secondary courses’ and ‘tertiary courses’, within the meaning of A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth).
Australian Scholarships Limited (ASL) is endorsed to operate a DGR scholarship fund known as the Australian Scholarship Fund (ASF). Gifts and contributions made to the scholarship fund can be eligible for a tax deduction for the giver.
Australian Scholarships Limited (ASL) is the operating arm of the Australian Scholarships Foundation. ASL (ABN 38 626 377 893) is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. It is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office to operate as Deductible Gift Recipient Fund (DGR).