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Help students unleash the power of education

By making a generous gift to support scholarships or bursaries, you can help to create a fairer, more equitable society and empower ambitious and motivated students from all walks of life to reach their potential.

We're commitment to ensuring the benefits of higher education are within everyone's reach, no matter their circumstances.

Equity scholarships provide students facing systemic barriers the reassurance they need to know they can manage their tuition fees, cost of living and accommodation expenses while at university.

Emergency bursaries provide financial relief during difficult times, allowing students experiencing financial hardship to continue their studies and purchase essential items like textbooks.

For many students, receiving a scholarship or bursary has a far greater impact on their university experience than the financial support it provides. Knowing that someone believes in them can be a great motivator for success.

Ways to give

With a donation to students, you can make a difference. Choose where to direct your gift by making an online donation, or contact the donor support team for assistance with:

  • setting up a recurring gift
  • leaving a gift in your will
  • establishing a gift in memory of a loved one
  • directing your gift to a specific school or area of study
  • enabling a specific vision for your gift.

The impact of your gift

With your help, we will build a society where leadership is open to all and every student has the opportunity to take on great global challenges.

Read the stories of our alumni and students who have broken through their circumstances and are on the path to becoming the leaders of tomorrow.

Rameen Malik

Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Laws

A scholarship has bolstered Rameen Malik's vision of an equitable resource sector at home and around the world.

Read her story >

Yaser Naseri

Bachelor of Commerce

After his traumatic escape from Iran, receiving financial support through a scholarship and bursaries transformed Yaser Naseri's life.

Read his story >

Abhishek Handa

Master of Management (CEMS)

From an impossible dream in India to a life-changing reality in Australia, Abhishek Handa embodies the power of education for breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

Read his story >

Piadora Rahme

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws

A scholarship and early offer gave Piadora Rahme the opportunity to rise above her circumstances and pursue her dream to join the judiciary.

Read her story >

Heidi Montgomery

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Raised on a drought-stricken western NSW farm, Heidi Montgomery is bringing new insight into the challenges for rural vets, with the help of a scholarship.

Read her story >

Sakuni Mahendran

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Enduring many challenges, including a diagnosis of a degenerative eye condition, Sakuni Mahendran found a lifeline through the Adam Scott Foundation Scholarship.

Read her story >

Kelly Owen

Masters of Indigenous Languages Education

After a life-or-death experience, Kelli Owen realised she wanted to help Aboriginal kids know their traditional language. A scholarship helped her do it.

Read her story >

Charlie Hawthorne

Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Commerce

A rural student from the western Riverina region, Charlie Hawthorne is adjusting to life in Sydney with the support of a scholarship.

Read his story >

Mark Scott AO, Vice-Chancellor and President
“We want to ensure the doors of our university are open to all students of great potential and create an environment where they will flourish, no matter their background.”
Read our strategic vision for the next 10 years