ACU launched the Creating Opportunity Fund in 2016 to provide scholarships for students who are highly motivated and deserving, but facing obstacles to their studies.
These obstacles may include:
long-term medical conditions
being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
being a victim of domestic violence
being the first in their family to attend university
relocating from regional or remote locations
sole parent or carer responsibilities
being a refugee
difficulties with English.
The Creating Opportunity Fund is aiming to break down these barriers to higher education and help future graduates reach their potential.
By supporting the fund, you will directly help us create more than 100 scholarships for our students in the near future. Even a small gift will create a legacy that benefits many ACU students for generations to come.
Why are scholarships so important?
As an ACU alumni, you may already understand the financial difficulties many of our students are facing. Those entering university today will have the highest student debt of any generation in history.
For many ACU students from disadvantaged backgrounds, the financial burden of a university education can mean not studying at all.
Double your impact with matched giving
For every gift you make to the Creating Opportunity Fund, ACU will match your contribution, dollar for dollar, doubling the value of your donation.
A far-reaching positive impact
Giving just one student access to a scholarship can make an impact for many.
Your gift will be supporting more students who are determined to break the cycle of disadvantage and make a difference in their communities.
When you make even a small gift to this fund, your contribution will create a legacy that benefits many ACU students for generations to come.
At ACU, 100 per cent of your gift goes towards the students.
*All gifts of $2 or more to ACU are tax deductible within Australia.