Our students are achieving great things – but many still need their big break. Take part in our annual appeal to unlock the potential of our highly motivated students who face financial or other obstacles.

At ACU, 100% of your gift goes to our students 100% of the time. We’ll also match your gift, doubling the impact of your donation.
Terry Carberry

“I’m the first one in my extended family to graduate Year 12 and head off to uni. Thanks to my scholarship, I have been able to pursue my goal of becoming a nurse. It has encouraged and inspired the young ones in my family and my community to follow their dreams.

“I want to thank everyone who contributes. It helps a lot more than you think.”

Terry Carberry
Bachelor of Nursing

Your impact is their opportunity

Success at university is much more than good grades. It’s about challenging yourself, going beyond your comfort zone, and seeing life through the eyes of others. It’s about learning to spot your opportunities when they come and summoning the courage to take them.

But what if there aren’t enough opportunities to go around?

More scholarships for more students

Since 2008, the number of ACU students has doubled – from 16,000 to 32,000.

Among this population:

  • 1899 students live with disabilities
  • 3450 students have a low socioeconomic status
  • 3033 students have parents who did not attend university
  • 3196 students come from regional and remote areas.

And yet the number of scholarships has not kept pace to support more students.

That’s why we encourage you to support our Creating Opportunity Fund with a gift today. By supporting the fund, you will directly help us create at least 100 more scholarships for our students.

You’ll help empower students like Terry Carberry, a proud Wiradjuri woman from Griffith in country NSW. She’s determined to break the cycle of generational issues that young Aboriginal people face within her community.

How your gift can help

Your gift, small or big, will help provide our students with the essentials they need:

  • $25 helps with one week of transportation
  • $50 helps with a uniform or lab coat
  • $85 helps with a student nursing pack
  • $100 helps with a textbook
  • $200 helps with five hours of tutoring costs
  • $400 helps with one month of food and groceries.

Increase your impact exponentially

When you give to the Creating Opportunity Fund, ACU will match your gift dollar-for-dollar – doubling the impact of your donation.

ACU is a registered deductible gift recipient, so any donation of $2 or more that you make to us is tax deductible within Australia.

Make the difference by giving to ACU today. Visit our online form to make an instant donation.

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Contact us

If you need more information about our annual appeal, get in touch with us directly by email or phone. 

Email our ACU Advancement team
Call us on +61 7 3623 7146.

To speak with a member of our team, visit our contacts page to find out how to reach us by email, phone or post.

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Lay Lay Moo

“Winning [my scholarship] was a great surprise to me – and a great honour. I am so thankful as it has been a big help financially. 

“My parents encourage me to study hard and do the best I can at university, but money is very tight. With my scholarship, I was able to buy a good computer for my study and assignments. It also helped me pay for extra English tutoring. I was then able to meet the advanced English language requirements of my nursing course.

“Thanks to my education and the generous support provided by my scholarship, I am on track to reaching my goals.”

Lay Lay Moo
Recipient of Catherine McAuley Scholarship

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