Creating Opportunity Fund Scholarship

Many students are highly motivated and deserving but face obstacles to their studies. These obstacles could be financial hardship; chronic illness; disabilities; regional or remote disadvantage; sole parent or carer responsibilities; refugee status, or difficulties with English.

The Creating Opportunity Fund aims to break down these barriers to higher education, and help students reach their potential.

In 2019 ACU was proud to announce the release of the first 20 Creating Opportunity Fund scholarships and will continue to release an additional 20 scholarships each year.

Help us, help them

But the Creating Opportunity Fund can’t exist without support from donors like you. 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. 

Your gift is matched, dollar for dollar

We match your donations dollar for dollar so when you give to the fund, your support will have twice the impact. Plus, every gift of $2 or more is tax deductible and 100 per cent of your donation will always go to the cause you have generously chosen to support.

The power of an endowed fund

With an endowed fund, only the interest is distributed, so the principle can continue to grow. This means that when you make even a small gift to this fund, your contribution will create a legacy that benefits many ACU students for years to come.

ACU's Creating Opportunity Fund provides scholarships for highly motivated students who are facing obstacles to their studies.

The common good in action

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Your scholarship support gives students a much-needed financial boost, as well as all-important encouragement to keep persevering like our 2019 Creating Opportunity Fund scholarship recipients Charlotte Coulter and Kianne Rowland.

"I’m so incredibly grateful to the Creating Opportunity Fund donors. They’re amazing! It’s so nice that there are people out there that want to help someone like me. The scholarship made me feel even more determined to complete my degree.”

– Charlotte Coulter, Bachelor of Nursing student and 2019 Creating Opportunity Fund scholarship recipient

To read more about Charlotte’s story, click here


To read more about Kianne’s story, click here

For more inspiring stories about the difference scholarships have made to students’ lives, read more

By supporting the fund, you will directly help us create more than 100 scholarships for our students in the near future. And even a small gift will create a legacy that benefits many ACU students for generations to come.

The cost of education is not just financial

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1, 824

students live with disabilities

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3,433

students have a low socio-economic status

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2870

students come from regional and remote areas

The challenges our students are facing may include:

  • financial hardship
  • long-term medical conditions
  • disabilities
  • being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • being a victim of domestic violence
  • being first in their family to attend university
  • relocating from regional or remote locations
  • sole parent or carer responsibilities
  • being a refugee

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Small change for big change

Your gift, big or small, helps students with essentials they need.

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

Help create more scholarships by giving to the Creating Opportunity Fund

Everyone should be entitled to education and by donating to ACU’s Creating Opportunity Fund, your generosity can make a significant difference by breaking down barriers to higher education and help students in need to reach their potential.

All gifts of $2 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.

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For more information, please contact the ACU Advancement Office

Or see a full list of scholarships

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