Giving to SCU

"Working part time and studying can be extremely difficult in terms of financial stability so the monetary contribution made has been a huge help. It has allowed me to focus on my studies with the designated textbooks, without having to worry or try to fit extra working hours into my schedule, which would impact my grades significantly. For this, I am extremely grateful and honestly cannot thank you enough for the support." 

"Thank you again to the Far North Coast Law Society for the opportunity and support and it has not gone unappreciated.
Sincerely, Alanna Hill"

There are many ways to support Southern Cross University programs and people, to assist us in achieving our vision of becoming Australia's leading engaged, progressive, regional research University. Should you wish to discuss your personal giving preferences, please contact Maree Savins;


Cash donations - one-off gifts or multi-year commitments - can have a dramatic impact on teaching, research and our students. Donations are tax deductible. Southern Cross University is currently seeking donations for its Student Opportunity Fund, to assist students with bursaries and scholarships.

Staff Giving

Staff are invited to contribute on a voluntary basis to our Student Opportunity, Research or Entrepreneurs Fund, with all contributions made going to assist in these areas. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and are made through Paypal. Go to SCU Online Giving Gateway to make your payment.


The University welcomes supporters of its Rising Stars community and industry scholarship program. The Rising Stars scholarships make a significant difference to the lives of our students. In 2017, 34 new scholarships and 17 continuing scholarships were awarded to students. Further information about the program and its community advocates can be found on the Rising Stars Scholarships page.


Alumni are important in the life of Southern Cross University. Our graduates are involved as ambassadors, mentors, inspiring speakers, advocates and donors. Current alumni giving programs include an alumni scholarship fund.


Bequests enable donors to have a significant and lasting impact on the life of Southern Cross University. Should you wish to receive information on donating specific assets or a portion of your estate to establish an endowment fund or offer direct support to an area of special interest to you, please contact us:

Maree Savins

File Type - PDF Information and sample wording for your will.

Industry Research Collaborations

You may be interested in collaborating with the University on research of critical relevance to your business. Southern Cross University's Research@SCU pursues a range of nationally and internationally acclaimed research that supports the full breadth of our teaching and learning programs. We would be pleased to connect you with members of our senior research team to involve you in current research or develop research initiatives that target specific business challenges your company is facing.

Tax Deductibility

Southern Cross University is a deductible gift recipient (DGR) recognised by the Australian Tax Office as a public Australian university, public art gallery and public library (ABN: 41 995 651 524). All gifts of $2 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

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