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WAIT Alumni Scholarships campaign

When the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) first opened its doors in 1967, higher education in Australia was transformed. Students were provided new qualifications in the health sciences, business and administration, architecture and the arts. Generations of students left those same WAIT doors as highly-skilled, industry-ready graduates - going on to make fundamental contributions to our communities, locally, nationally and globally.

Today Curtin is proud to continue this legacy of opportunity, and we invite our valued WAIT alumni to join our commitment. The WAIT Scholarships Fund is a new initiative to build a $2 million endowment to provide scholarships to students meeting needs and merit requirements.

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The WAIT Alumni Scholarships Committee consists of WAIT alumni who are leaders in their industries, and committed to supporting Curtin students of today:

  • Committee Chairman: Peter Bradford, CEO and Managing Director Independence Group
  • Neil Warburton, Non-Executive Director Independence Group
  • Roger Kwok, Managing Director Arcadia Group
  • Tom Silvan, Chairman of the Board Silvan Nominees
  • Greg Howlett, Director Cox Group Architects and Planners
  • Lloyd Smith, Chief Executive Officer Gerard Daniels Australia


"I grew up in a family that could not have afforded to send me to university. Thankfully, at the time I studied, tuition was more or less free, with government assistance paying for the majority of living expenses.

The support that I experienced is not available for the majority of students today, who have to deal with hefty tuition fees and living expenses. Donating to the campaign will give students the opportunity that I had, providing the life-changing gift of higher education. I encourage others to join me in supporting this significant campaign."

- Peter Bradford
CEO and Managing Director Independence Group
WAIT Alumni Scholarships Campaign Chairman


Your donation will assist students who are experiencing financial hardship - currently more than 13 per cent of Curtin's students are from low socio-economic backgrounds and many rely on scholarships to complete their studies. It will also support the best and brightest minds to study at Curtin, and so continue the WAIT tradition of excellence.

Donate online now or call the Office of Advancement on +61 8 9266 3113.


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