Foundation Partner Named Scholarships
Accenture in Australia brings innovation to improve the way Australia lives, works, plays, protects and grows. Accenture is committed to ensuring an inclusive environment for all employees regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Accenture announced its multi-year support for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2020. The Accenture Scholarship is awarded to a student studying in a commercial discipline.
AGL operates the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio and is the largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy. It is committed to LGBTIQ+ inclusion.
AGL announced its multi-year support of The Pinnacle Foundation in 2019. The AGL Scholarship is open to all scholarship applicants.
Allens is a leading international law firm with a long and proud heritage of shaping the future for its clients, people and the communities in which the firm works.
Allens announced its multi-year support for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2020. The Allens Scholarship is awarded to a student studying law.
BHP announced its multi-year support for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2019, and expanded this further in 2021. Inclusion and diversity at BHP promotes safety, productivity and wellbeing of its workforce and underpins its ability to attract new employees.
BHP funds four named scholarships, one for each of its major operating areas, spanning Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.
The Bibbulmun Fund aims to open new possibilites for Aboriginal enterprise and foster entrepreneurial leadership. It supports regionally relevant initiatives that facilitate positive impact throughout Aboriginal Australia. The Bibbulmun Fund is held in trust by the Fremantle Foundation.
The Bibbulmun Fund Scholarship is awarded to a student from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.
City of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne has a vision of Melbourne as a City of Possibility, where the world meets and extraordinary happens. Through its Social Partnerships Program, it promotes community connection, social inclusion, access and participation.
The City of Melbourne Scholarship is open to scholarship applicants who reside in the City of Melbourne or study at a public tertiary education institution located within the City of Melbourne.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is a proud and long-standing partner of The Pinnacle Foundation. The Commonwealth Bank supports a broad range of activities that bring long term benefits to all Australians.
The Commonwealth Bank Scholarships are awarded across every state/territory and are open to scholarship applicants broadly studying in the fields relevant to banking and finance.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The IRIS Scholarship is open to all Pinnacle scholarship applicants.
The IRIS Network is Herbert Smith Freehills’ global LGBT+ and Ally network. The name IRIS is short for Inclusion, Respecting Identity and Sexuality, and reflects Herbert Smith Freehills’ commitment to fostering a genuinely inclusive culture and a community of belonging for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.
Iris is also the Greek goddess of the rainbow, the international symbol for LGBT+ communities worldwide.
The IOOF Foundation supports educational projects to help break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young Australians to reach their potential.
In 2021, the IOOF Foundation made a multi-year commitment to support The Pinnacle Foundation. The IOOF Scholarship is awarded to a student broadly studying in a business or financial services field.
IVF Australia is a market leader in Australian reproductive medicine and is home to a dedicated team of fertility specialists, scientists, nurses, counsellors and operational professionals.
In 2021, IVF Australia became a proud partner of The Pinnacle Foundation, further expanding its partnership in 2022 to include the creation of The IVF Australia Scholarship. The IVF Australia Scholarship is awarded to students studying in the healthcare field in NSW.
King & Wood Mallesons
King & Wood Mallesons is a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia. It is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms.
King & Wood Mallesons announced its multi-year support for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2019. The King & Wood Mallesons Scholarship is awarded to a student studying law.
Maddocks is a proudly independent Australian law firm with a diverse range of national and international clients across key industry sectors. Maddocks believes that people perform better when they can bring their whole self to work.
Maddocks expanded its multi-year partnership with The Pinnacle Foundation in 2021. The Maddocks Scholarship is awarded to a student studying law.
Qube’s vision is to be Australia’s leading provider of integrated logistics solutions focused on import and export supply chains. Qube is dedicated to creating an environment in which inclusion, equity and diversity are recognised as being essential to employee well-being, which in turn drives the performance.
Qube announced its multi-year support for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2021. The Qube Scholarship is open to all scholarship applicants.
Rio Tinto made a multi-year commitment to support The Pinnacle Foundation program in 2021. Rio Tinto seeks to foster a culture where every voice is heard, every idea is encouraged and everyone is supported.
The Thrive Scholarships are open to all Pinnacle scholarship applicants. Thrive is the name of Rio Tinto’s internal LGBTIQ+ network.
Serco supports governments around the world to deliver essential public services. Serco announced its multi-year support for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2021.
The Serco Scholarship is awarded to a student ideally studying in one of the following fields: facilities management, asset management, digital, technology, data analytics, nursing or allied health.
Sidney Myer Fund
The Sidney Myer Fund announced its multi-year support of The Pinnacle Foundation in 2021. Sidney Myer was a generous philanthropist in his lifetime. He left a portion of his estate upon his death in 1934 to be invested for the benefit of the community, noting, “I am not a politician; I do not seek publicity, nor have I any ulterior motive whatsoever, except my love for Australia and the Australian people.”
The Sidney Myer Fund Scholarship is open to all eligible scholarship applicants.
Talentplicity is an ICT professional services company with a mission to make the talent-searching process simple. It promotes equal employment opportunities, regardless of background or circumstance.
The Huseyin Tasdemir Scholarship, named in honour of Talentplicity founder, Nic Dlamartin’s father, is open to all scholarship applicants.
The Sir James McNeill Trust
The Sir James McNeill Trust is proud to award three scholarships for young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity.
The Sir James McNeill Trust Scholarships are open to all scholarship applicants.
The St.George Foundation
The St.George Foundation supports community organisations to improve the lives of Australian youth who are physically, socially or economically disadvantaged.
The St.George Foundation has been a long-term partner of The Pinnacle Foundation. The St.George Foundation Scholarship is open to all scholarship applicants.