• About the Northcote Trust

    History of the Northcote Trust

    The Rt Hon. Lady Alice Stephen Baroness Northcote was the wife of Australia’s Third Governor General and was a Dame of the British Empire and received the Star of India. She made a 1932 Will which included instructions to set up the Northcote Trust.

    Alice died on June 1st 1934 and William Waldegrave Palmer, Earl Selborne, was made a Trustee to chair the Trust. In 1975 the aims of the Trust were restated as:

     “To assist students resident in the United Kingdom by awarding grants of scholarships to enable them to study in universities and colleges in Australia”.

    Income from invested Trust funds determines how many scholars are supported each year but typically there are 1 to 3 new PhD and/or MA scholars awarded each year.

    The Trust covers airfares, a stipend and all scholastic fees for up to 3 years. There is no limit on subject of study and past recipients have included those studying turtle migration, glassworking, coastal light pollution, cancer treatment, regional security and ophthalmology, among many other subjects.

    Applications are reviewed by an expert group called the Executive Committee, which provides a shortlist and recommendation to the Trustees each year.

    Click below for information about applying for the scholarship.


    Membership Application form

    Click here to download and fill out one of our membership forms. This can be returned to us by post or email at office@britain-australia.org.uk

    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    The Britain-Australia Society Sponsors

    The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

    Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
    Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.