Foundation

The Order of Australia Association Foundation
Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, PARKES ACT 2600

The Order of Australia Association Foundation is supporting the next generation of leaders by helping promising young Australians to achieve their potential for the benefit of future generations of Australians.

The Foundation was formed on 29 April 1999 pursuant to a Deed of Trust settled by five Founders, being former Presidents of the Association, namely Rt Hon Sir Zelman Cowen PC AK GCMG GCVO KStJ, Hon Sir Charles Court AK KCMG OBE, Sir Eric Neal AC CVO, Sir James Gobbo AC CVO; and General Sir Phillip Bennett AC KBE DSO KStJ.

The Foundation provides a national focus for the purpose of The Order of Australia Association to celebrate and promote outstanding Australian citizenship. The Foundation does this by annually sponsoring scholarships to Australian students in their early years of tertiary study. The applicants are assessed for selection against the following criteria:-

  • showing potential as future leaders in their field of study;
  • community involvement;
  • benefiting the Australian community in future years through the Scholarship award and their specialist knowledge;
  • needing financial assistance to benefit the completion of their studies; and
  • having the ability to gain significantly from the guidance of suitably experienced volunteer mentors who have received appointments and awards in the Order of Australia.

The selection of the Scholarship awardees is guided by a Professorial Committee.

The Order of Australia Association wishes to build upon this success by providing a specific Scholarship to be known as ‘The Association Scholarship’, to which individual Association members might contribute

The Order of Australia Association Scholarship
The Association with in excess of 8,200 members is an incorporated body of recipients of awards or appointments in the Order of Australia. The Association needs to be robust, flexible and responsive to the members’ needs and to serve as a model for community engagement.

By donating to the Foundation’s “The Association Scholarship”, Association members and members of the community promote Australian citizenship and thereby help the Association achieve its purpose.

Donations may be made to:
Name of Account: The Order of Australia Association Foundation Ltd Gift Account
BSB No: 013006
Account No: 314735771

Please advise details of EFT transfers to: sec@oaafoundation.com.au

Donations through the Foundation attract DGR tax deductibility.