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Giving at Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is proud of the talent of our staff, the achievements of our students and our connectivity with communities.

We are committed to offering transformational opportunities for students to learn, acquire new skills and take another step closer to their dreams and aspirations.

All of this is made possible from our strong culture of giving built from the generosity of the Southern Cross family: our alumni, industry, communities and our staff. And for that, we thank you.

There is always more to do.

Our vision to enrich our communities through the excellence of our scholarship and the achievements of our graduates has no end.

With your support we can make this a reality.

Scholarships

Scholarships 2020



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Southern Cross University is proud to offer a range of scholarships every year to support undergraduate, postgraduate, Indigenous Australian and international students.

Through our scholarships we endeavour to award and recognise deserving students with outstanding achievement and an aspiration to succeed. We also recognise students who are facing financial hardship and other barriers preventing them from studying.

Scholarships are made available by the University, industry providers and generous donors who believe in the value of education. 

Creating a scholarship is a simple process and the Giving Team can provide all the advice you need to get started.

So start the conversation with us. Phone + 61 (02) 6620 3354 or email giving@scu.edu.au

Giving Funds

For many of us, it can be difficult to make positive change on the quality of lives of others, but when we work together collectively, we most certainly can.

We know firsthand that a gift of a cash donation to one of our giving funds has a life changing impact on our students, as well as our teaching and research.

Our giving funds have been established to make it easy for us to gift towards the change we want to see. Every contribution makes a difference, no matter how big or how small.

Every dollar donated is more than a gift, it is an opportunity.

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating. Many of our students support themselves with part-time work, and overnight they saw their jobs disappear and their family income decimated. Many have been unable to meet even basic necessities.

The University moved quickly to support these students and set up hardship bursaries to help pay for rent, food and other basic expenses. The total $500,000 set aside for these bursaries was exhausted in just a week.

We need to do more.

By supporting the Southern Cross Student Hardship Fund, you are ensuring students get through these difficult times.

The University will match your donation dollar for dollar. Even a little can go a long way.

“At the start of the year I had two jobs. The situation with COVID-19 changed all of that as I lost both sources of income. I had been working on a borrowed computer for a long time and, now that I had to move to online studies, I needed to purchase a computer so that I could continue with my studies properly. I am very thankful for the bursary and really appreciate the support that it has provided.”

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) student and Hardship Bursary recipient

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Alumni Student Opportunities Fund

By supporting the Southern Cross Student Opportunities Fund, you will support student mobility, encouraging student participation in activities which will enhance their academic and career development, and their learning experience with Southern Cross University.

As a not for profit public purpose University with a strong social mission, your generosity will directly support our students to realise their potential now and in the future.

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Southern Cross Research Fund

By supporting the Southern Cross Research Fund, your help will enable higher degree research students to undertake innovative and relevant research with a clear focus on public impact and benefit.

As a not for profit public purpose University with a strong social mission, your generosity will directly support our students to engage with research questions that involve working in partnership with communities for mutual benefit.

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Southern Cross Entrepreneurs Fund

By supporting the Southern Cross Entrepreneurs Fund, you are helping to support more students to pursue their development as entrepreneurs in our communities and regions.

The , our entrepreneurship programs activate future entrepreneurs to develop solutions to problems worth solving.

As a not for profit public purpose University with a strong social mission, your generosity will directly support our students, and the future generation of enterprising pioneers and change makers.

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We are aiming high with the goal to raise funds to provide a scholarship to support a rugby playing student to attend University and kick some goals.

For many of us, it can be difficult to make positive change on the quality of lives of others, but when we work together collectively, we most certainly can.

To provide a one-off gift or schedule ongoing payments, visit our Online Giving Gateway.

Our Online Giving Gateway is easy and secure. When you give to Southern Cross University, you can have complete confidence that 100% of your donation goes to the area that you support and gifts over $2 are tax deductible in Australia. There is no administrative overhead charged against the donation.

Bequests

A charitable bequest in your Will and Testament provides the opportunity for Southern Cross University to make significant and lasting impact.

Your bequest can support a particular area of interest that may be personal to you, establish a scholarship fund or advance leading research and education to tackle a challenge in need of solutions.

If you would like to bequest a gift in your Will to Southern Cross University, we encourage you to seek independent legal advice from your solicitor.

Please feel free to contact the Student Opportunities Coordinator on giving@scu.edu.au or 6620 3354 for more information.

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