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 for The Pinnacle Foundation in 2019. The AGL Scholarship is awarded to a student from the La Trobe Valley region of Victoria.
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. BHP is committed to contributing to society through engagement and advocacy on important issues and by supporting targeted development areas to benefit the communities where it operates.
BHP provides three Named Scholarships, one for each of its major operating areas, in 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.
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.
Commonwealth Bank Scholarships are awarded in every state in Australia, with particular emphasis on education, medical, youth, science, technology, the arts, and the environment.
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.
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.
We welcome general insurance company, QBE Group, for its fifth year supporting The Pinnacle Foundation. As part of its commitment to encouraging diversity and inclusion, QBE supports community initiatives that promote acceptance and opportunity for vulnerable and under-represented groups.
The QBE Scholarship is open to all scholarship applicants.
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.
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.