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Projects to support

Through Give to Change, you have the power to choose how you make a difference at Curtin.

This year we are focusing on two initiatives that directly benefit students and their leasing experience - the Curtin Staff-Funded Scholarship and the Sally Webster Hardship Fund. Alternatively, you can also specify any area or project within Curtin you would like to benefit from your gift.

 

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Staff Funded Scholarship

The Staff-Funded Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to support students who are struggling to meet their educational costs through part-time work and/or occasional family support.

Currently, more than 13 per cent of Curtin's students come from low socio-economic backgrounds and many rely on scholarships to commence and complete their studies. Equally concerning, nearly a fifth of full-time domestic students indicate that they regularly go without food or other necessities because they cannot afford these essential items.

Funded entirely by Curtin staff, to-date seven $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to students, providing them with the funds needed to ease the burden of financial stress and debt. You can learn more about these students and their stories by visiting the Our stories homepage.

These scholarships provide students with access to education, relieve the financial burden of attending university, and provide incentive for them to reach their academic potential and make tomorrow better.

This year, we aim to raise $30,000 for students in need, which can easily be achieved if just 58 staff donate $20 fortnightly for a year.

Sally Webster Hardship Fund

The Sally Webster Hardship Fund, named in memory of our inspirational colleague, provides tailor-made financial solutions to students in dire need of monetary assistance.

The Sally Webster Hardship Fund aids students who are experiencing genuine financial hardship and are unable to meet their essential day to day living costs. These financial difficulties are commonly unexpected and due to circumstances which could not have been anticipated at the start of the students' course, such as death of a parent or other personal tragedy.

Students can be referred by one of the following support services, the fees centre, START team or counselling services.

In the past, the hardship fund has supported students like Boekito to continue their studies despite the temporary loss of family income. Your support will ensure that other students have the support they need to complete their studies without the stress of unexpected financial difficulties.

This year, we want to raise a minimum of $50,000 to ensure we have the ability to provide students with urgent financial support in times of dire need.

This can easily be achieved if just 56 staff donate $35 per fortnight for a year.

Other Projects

  • Go Global Staff-Funded Scholarship

    Go Global

    Go Global is a nationally awarded international and interprofessional service learning program providing students with the opportunity to contribute to the development of healthcare in another country. This scholarship is awarded to students who otherwise wouldn't meet the financial requirements to participate.

  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies Bridging the Gap Program

    CAS

    The CAS Bridging the Gap Program supports Indigenous students undertaking Curtin's UniReady enabling program and the various activities associated with the program, including field trips, camps, life coaching, tutoring and scholarships.

  • John Curtin Gallery

    Gallery

    The John Curtin Gallery is a cultural place to examine our past and how it shapes our present, and for imagining the world of our future. Donations towards the gallery advance the mission, serve its audience and steward and grow its collection.