ACU Scholarship program: the Creating Opportunity Fund

2016 Ballarat Scholarships & Awards

Support talented young people fulfil their highest potential

Your support of scholarships will help amazing students explore their talents, gifts and passions - to  get the education they deserve and become the people they’re meant to be.


The cost of education is not just financial

The pursuit of higher education has never been more costly than it is now, with fees, living expenses and the price of textbooks and uniforms all on the rise. Worrying about - and trying to meet - those expenses also takes a social and psychological toll on a young person’s wellbeing.

For many, this increasingly makes the choice to even begin university study that much more daunting.

Scholarships give encouragement where it’s needed

Your support of scholarships gives students a much-needed financial boost, as well as all-important encouragement to keep persevering!

For inspiring stories about the difference scholarships have made to students’ lives. Read more

Through your generous donations, ACU is able to award almost 400 scholarships each year. But we receive many, many MORE applications from equally deserving students.

Help create more scholarships by giving to the Creating Opportunity Fund.

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Double the impact with matched giving

Because supporting young people has never been more important, the University has made a commitment to match every donation to the Creating Opportunity Fund, dollar for dollar. This means every gift you make, of any amount, is DOUBLED.

*All gifts of $2.00 or more to ACU are tax deductible within Australia, and 100 per cent of your donation will always go to the cause you have generously chosen to support.


For more information, please contact your regional
Donor Relationship Manager or the ACU Advancement Office

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