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Support a scholarship

Providing opportunity through education.

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Help students reach their full potential

Scholarships and bursaries help hundreds of USC students each year.

Financial support encourages academic excellence and provides the security for many students to reach their full potential whilst giving them the freedom to focus on their study without working excessive hours.

Scholarships and bursaries can be established to recognise academic excellence and support students in financial need, or to assist students demonstrating sporting achievement or community involvement and leadership.

How donors and the community benefit

Donors have the satisfaction of knowing that their contribution is helping students achieve their goals through education. Providing quality tertiary education opportunities also helps build connections with regional business and industry groups, contributes to the local economy and helps keep the best and brightest students connected to the community.

Donors are acknowledged on the USC website, receive information and updates about their recipients, and have the opportunity to meet students and staff at USC events.


Establishing a scholarship

Creating a new scholarship is a simple process and the USC Development Office can assist you to:

  • Decide on the type of award, value and name
  • Establish selection criteria
  • USC will create a simple agreement 
  • The scholarship will be advertised and promoted on the USC website 
  • USC will manage administration of the scholarship
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Scholarship news

USC Newsroom
Philanthropist Laurie Cowled, left, with 2018 graduate Sally Watson. Photo Reed Graduation Services
Laurie, 91, to continue inspiring women in science
8 September

A retired Noosaville banker-turned-philanthropist is donating a six-figure endowment to extend her annual USC scholarship that encourages regional and rural women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

Scholarship just what the future doctor ordered
12 May

Anglican Church Grammar School’s 2019 dux George Walker has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship from USC Sunshine Coast to pursue his ambition to become a doctor.

USC awards $1.1 million to support students
8 May

USC has provided more than 1,360 students with bursaries of up to $1,000 each this week to offset some of the difficulties they’ve faced during the coronavirus lockdown.

Community-funded scholarships 

USC is grateful for the support of our generous community of donors. Thank you for partnering with USC to provide opportunity through education.

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2019 Thompson Excellence Scholarship recipient, Oscar Noble, with donors Roy and Nola Thompson

More information

Please contact the USC Development Office for all scholarship and bursary enquiries.

Tel: +617 5430 1104