Ways to Support Student Scholarships
"As the Chair of Rising Stars Scholarships, I encourage organisations and individuals who believe in the importance of education to become donors and help regional students of all backgrounds to achieve their potential."
Peter is the inaugural winner of the partnership category of SCU's Community Engagement Awards 2012.
- Named Scholarships
- Scholarship Endowment Fund (SCU-Bowen Fund)
- School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Internship Scholarships
- SCU Alumni Scholarships
- Sporting Scholarships
- Tax Deductibility
- Staff and Friends Giving Program
Named scholarships are available to organisations or individuals which support scholarships valued at $2,500 per year or above.
Contact Karen Howes [email@example.com] for details.
INVESTMENT: $2500 per year or above (for 3-5 years)
A new initiative designed to address the shortfall in mental health resources in rural and regional Australia. This program awards scholarships to students from rural and regional communities to undertake the Bachelor of Psychology with Honours degree. Such training constitutes an essential step towards becoming a qualified mental health practitioner.
INVESTMENT: $20,000 over four years.
Any amount can be gifted to the Rising Stars Scholarships program. Supporters who do not wish to establish named scholarships or who would like to donate smaller amounts can choose to support the SCU-Bowen Fund. This is an endowed fund administered by the Northern Rivers Community Foundation. Funds are invested in perpetuity and the income will support scholarships as the fund continues to grow. Scholarships from this fund are awarded annually to disadvantaged students with strong academic potential who live in the Northern Rivers and broader SCU footprints.
- Contributions to the SCU-Bowen Fund may be made via the University by cheque (payable to Southern Cross University) and advise with a cover note that you would like your gift to go to the SCU-Bowen Fund. A receipt will be provided. Post your contribution to Development and Alumni, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157 Lismore NSW 2480. Donate now [pdf]
- Alternatively, you can make your contribution by visiting the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.
- SCU Alumni can also donate to this fund via the SCU Alumni Scholarship Program.
Investment: any amount
Ashley Taverner, Tweed Shire Council Scholarship Recipient
L-R: David Oxenham, Tweed Shire Council; Ashley Taverner – scholarship recipient; Cl Barry Longland, Mayor of Tweed Shire Council; Prof Neal Ryan, SCU
The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management is a leader in industry relevant education for the hotel and tourism industries. More than 90% of students are employed by the time they graduate and employers regularly comment on the preparedness, enthusiasm and motivation of our graduates.
Internship scholarships enable a company to attract a highly skilled student in the final year of their studies. The scholarship supports the student financially while they undertake the required 600-hour internship.
INVESTMENT: $5,000 per year over three years
Cadetships provide the opportunity for paid industry experience which may be, but is not necessarily, in a field related to the student's area of study. Criteria for cadetships vary according to the donor organisation.
Alumni of SCU are invited to contribute to the SCU Alumni Scholarship. This will help fund a postgraduate study program. The value of this scholarship is $1,500 - $4,500 depending on the type of study being undertaken.
Southern Cross University has kick-started the SCU Rugby Scholarship Program to build talent for its Rugby team the 'Goldrats' as part of the Rising Stars Scholarship Program. Gold Rats Rugby Club aims to be the very first team to establish a sporting scholarship at SCU.
The SCU Rugby Scholarship Program aims to support talented players in their study at SCU; active, healthy lifestyles; and sport at SCU.
The Rugby Scholarship will be made possible through contributions from donors. Contributions may be made by regular giving via the Gold Rats Giving Form. Every little bit will help kick start our very first Rugby Scholarship.
With the generous continuing contribution of the community, the first scholarship valued at up to $15,000 will be awarded in 2011 and will be ongoing. Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to consider supporting a full, named scholarship to the value of $15,000. Contributions to the scholarship are tax deductible under the Southern Cross University Foundation.
How does it work?
The Rugby Scholarship is for $15,000 over three years and will be awarded depending on positions needed within the team. Scholarships will be awarded to students who:
- Have the potential and intention to develop as a rugby player
- Have played at junior/senior representative level
- Demonstrated solid academic achievement
- Are prepared and available to play for the Gold Rats Rugby Club at club and University level
Karen Howes, Office of Development and Alumni Relations - phone +61 2 6620 3463.
Contributions to the Rising Stars program are tax deductible (excluding Tourism Internship Scholarships). Receipts are provided for all contributions.
Updated: 22 April 2013