Starfish Staff Giving - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Starfish Staff Giving

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Together we are making a difference, one student at a time.

Starfish Staff Giving supports students in financial need.

Around one in five USC students come from low income backgrounds and there are many who struggle to balance long work hours, study and family commitments. For some, the pressure is too much and they drop out without realising their full potential.

Starfish Staff Giving along with G-Day (USC's annual giving day) provides financial support through Study Support Bursaries to these students who might otherwise be unable to complete their degree.

Currently around 80 staff regularly contribute to supporting students in need. As our university continues to grow and students face various challenges, they need our help more than ever.

Why Starfish?

How you can help

Join the growing number of Starfish Staff Giving supporters by making regular donations through payroll deductions and help provide a lifeline for our students.

100% of your donation goes towards providing a Study Support Bursary to a student in financial need and any donation over $2 is tax deductible*.

*From 1st July 2020 all payroll deductions will be pre-tax. The tax advantage will be realised immediately in each pay period and you will not need to lodge a claim in your annual tax return. 

For as little as $5 a fortnight, you will be making a real impact.
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10 staff giving $10 per fortnight provides a life-changing Study Support Bursary for a student in financial need.

More information

Contact the Development Office
Tel: +617 5430 1104
Email: development@usc.edu.au