Giving at Southern Cross University

As Australia’s Engaged University, Southern Cross is a progressive public purpose university with a strong social mission for impact.

We are deeply proud of the talent of our staff, the achievements of our students and our connectivity with communities. We are proud of our ranking as one of Australia’s most accessible and inclusive universities and pride ourselves on the ways in which we work with our students to help them succeed.

We offer transformational opportunities for students to learn, acquire new skills and take another step closer to their dreams and aspirations. As a Giving University we wish to be measured by what we all do and not just by what we say.

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 be recognised for enriching 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. 


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Southern Cross University has to date offered in excess of 6,000 student scholarships up to $25,000 in value. These scholarships are available for undergraduate students studying their first degree, as well as postgraduate, Indigenous Australian and international students.

Southern Cross University is proud to offer a range of scholarships available to its students every year. 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. 

The Australian Government also provides scholarships; there are scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student; and there are equity scholarships for students who have experienced disadvantage.

Scholarships really make a difference.  They make receiving an education attainable.

All students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship and the application process is simple.

To find out more about becoming a donor, please contact the Coordinator, Student Opportunities at Southern Cross University on giving@scu.edu.au or phone + 61 (2) 6620 3354.

Ways to Give

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.

It is our core values which unite us around our vision, which is anchored in the need to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their potential. As a family with a shared vision for change, we can truly make a difference, one student at a time.

There are many ways you can support our students.

We know firsthand that a gift of a cash donation to one of our giving funds Southern Cross Student Opportunities Fund, Southern Cross Research Fund and the Southern Cross Entrepreneurs Fund has a life changing impact on our students, as well as our teaching and research.

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

Southern Cross Student Opportunities Fund

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.

Supporting student success

Southern Cross Research Fund

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.

Support student researchers

Southern Cross Entrepreneurs Fund

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 Southern Cross Enterprise Lab, 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.

Support student start-up initiatives

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.


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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