Alumni Appeal Scholarships

Thank you to our alumni and friends for your dedicated support of Alumni Appeal Scholarships—you provide life-changing scholarships to students.

Two female and one male student walking and chatting on campus

Every year our generous alumni and friends donate to Alumni Appeal Scholarships, a programme that offers $5000 scholarships for one year to students in their second year at university.

We believe everyone deserves the opportunity for a great future and scholarships that help keep our students in university are one way that we continue to give our students the support they need to achieve their ambitions. The all-important second year is when students really need to be able to concentrate on their studies but with so much focus on helping young people get into university, this group are all too often left to fend for themselves financially.

Receiving a scholarship can be life changing, and particularly in the second year, they really can be the difference between whether someone continues their education or doesn’t.

These scholarships are intended for those students experiencing financial hardship and who may not be able to continue their studies otherwise. They help our students cover the ‘real cost’ of studying such as paying for rent and food, and buying books, and they allow students the opportunity to work fewer hours as they are less dependent on earned income.

The success of this initiative relies solely on the collective support of our alumni and friends—a gift today, no matter the size, will make a real difference to the life of a student tomorrow.

If you understand the value of receiving a university education and all the opportunities an undergraduate degree can bring, consider donating to the Alumni Appeal and help us to keep more talented students on the road to a great future.

“This scholarship has allowed me to focus all my time on studying rather than earning enough money to survive down here. When I first moved down here I had to get a job this impacted my study, instead of using all my free time to work on my university work I had to go to work. I ended up getting really stressed and feeling like I would not be able to do a conjoint degree anymore. Due to this scholarship, I was able to quit my job. This not only positively impacted my studies but also my mental health as I am now less stressed.

“I hope the donors know how much this has impacted me and the rest of my year at university. I am immensely grateful for this scholarship as I am now able to focus on my studies and hopefully in the near future can go on to help others.”

Jordan Going-Edwards, Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws.