Giving Day | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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The rising cost of living is taking a heavy toll on many of our students, affecting their housing, academic performance, and overall mental wellbeing. And while the impact is being felt across the board, some are struggling more than others, including those from low socio-economic backgrounds and students with dependents - often women and single parents.

Through our Giving Day, we aim to raise funds to help support our students. These funds will go directly towards study support bursaries in the upcoming semester to relieve financial stress, so they can focus more on their studies, future careers, and a better tomorrow not just for themselves, but for their families and their communities.

Your gift matched

Thanks to the Scott Williams Foundation, every dollar you give will be matched, doubling your support, up to $77,000!


A crisis impacting students

Latest data shows the extent of the crisis, and the student impact.

38 percent of student respondents are in insecure housing*

*Times Higher Education (Australia)

56 percent of students report that financial hardship is affecting their academic results*

*Times Higher Education (Australia)

65 percent of students say it has harmed their mental health*

*Times Higher Education (Australia)

20 percent of UniSC students accessing Student Wellbeing services report financial hardship as a concern affecting their studies

Donate today for a better tomorrow

We firmly believe in the transformative power of education and the strength of our community. Together, we can make a lasting impact in the lives of UniSC students facing financial hardship and empower students like Rachael to realise their dreams.

The power of study support bursaries
  • Equity bursaries play a crucial role in influencing students' decisions to pursue higher education.
  • They lead to higher grades and better overall academic performance.
  • They significantly contribute to student retention.
100% goes to students

Every dollar received on Giving Day will go directly to study support bursaries valued at $2,500 to help students in financial need. Donations over $2AUD are tax deductible in Australia.