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USC donors, supporters and friends assist USC in so many ways, including providing scholarships, bursaries and awards to assist students to excel in their studies, fundraising for capital development projects, contributing to research goals and towards campus beautification.

USC Donors include private individuals, organisations, USC staff members and alumni, non profits and community groups. Want to get involved in supporting USC? Become a Starfish supporter today, by joining the Starfish Program - USC's giving program for staff, community and alumni.

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes support close to 750 USC students each year. These community-supported scholarships assist students to cut back on their working hours, to take on caring roles whilst studying, to pay their HECS fees, to purchase textbooks and pay for internet usage, to supplement their travel living expenses and so much more.

The University of the Sunshine Coast is grateful for the generosity of our supporters here on staff, within the community and our region, and our Alumni - all of whom generously provide donations to fund scholarships, bursaries and prizes, which in turn support our students.

To learn more about all of the scholarships, bursaries and prizes listed below, visit the Scholarships page, or contact the Development Office.

  • Advanced Property Economics International Travel Bursary
  • Anita Pitcher Memorial Prize in Marketing
  • ANZ Bank Scholarship
  • Argon Law Prize in Commercial Law
  • Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, Sunshine Coast Inc. (ADFAS) Young Arts Scholarship
  • Australian Steel Institute Design Prize
  • Australian War Widows (Qld) Maroochydore Bursary in Nursing
  • Barbara Winkley – Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) PhD Scholarship
  • Barry Hayward History of Rugby Union Research Scholarship
  • Barung Landcare Bursary
  • BDO Prize for Accounting
  • Big Kart Track Prize in Tourism, Leisure and Events
  • Caloundra RSL Sub-Branch Scholarship
  • Catherine King Bursary for First Year Student in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law
  • Centaur Memorial Joy Croker Silver Medal
  • Christopher Haggarty-Weir Bursary
  • Connections Bursary
  • Contour Consulting Engineering Bursary
  • Co-op Ann McDougall Memorial Bursary
  • Co-op Prize for Highest Achieving Student in Communication and Thought
  • Co-op Textbook Bursaries
  • CPA Australia Prizes in Accounting
  • Darcy and Heather Stevens Rural Bursary
  • Dr Paul McCarthy Memorial Bursary
  • Drew Stephenson Chartered Accountants Prize in Accounting
  • Engineers Australia Sunshine Coast Prize
  • Environmental Legacy Foundation Sustainability Postgraduate Bursary
  • E.S. Sabey Mosel Prize for Nursing
  • Evolve Accounting and Advice Prize in Entrepreneurship
  • Exemplar Health Study Support Scholarship and Bursary
  • Financial Planning Association of Australia Prize in Financial Planning
  • Focus Family Law Prize in Family Law
  • Focus Professional Group Bursary in Accounting
  • Fraser Coast Anglican College Education Prize
  • Freemasons of Hervey Bay Bursary
  • Friends of Mary Cairncross Honours Scholarship
  • Garland Waddington Solicitors Prizes in Business and Law
  • Geoff Shadforth Memorial PhD Scholarship
  • Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch Undergraduate Bursary
  • Graham Tamblyn Scholarship in Engineering (Environment and Water)
  • Gympie and District Community Bank TPP/USC Scholarship
  • Helen Hall Rural and Remote Nursing Bursaries
  • Heller Foundation Study Support Bursaries
  • Henzell Rural and Remote Nursing Bursaries
  • Holmans Prize in Accounting
  • HRM Contracting and Consulting Bursary in Human Resource Management 
  • Inner Wheel Club and Rotary Club of Hervey Bay City Prize
  • Innovation Centre Prize for Highest Achieving Student in New Venture Development
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Prize in Accounting
  • Jalarema Indigenous Scholarship
  • Jill Chamberlain Environmental Science Prize
  • Jill Chamberlain Study Support Bursary
  • June Canavan Para-athlete Sport Scholarship
  • June Canavan Regional Scholarship
  • Justin Crosby Memorial Law Bursary (Sunshine Coast Law Association)
  • Laurie Cowled Regional Scholarship
  • Les and Mary Hall Family Scholarship in Engineering
  • L.E.W. Mosel Prize for Engineering
  • Love and Partners Prize in Accounting
  • Lucy Harris Bursary
  • Mark and Susan Bradley Prize in Engineering
  • McCullough Robertson Law Prize
  • Minor Hotels Prize in Tourism, Leisure and Events
  • Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay Tourism Bursary
  • Paramedics Australasia Prize
  • Poole Group Scholarship in Accounting
  • Project Urban Bursary in Regional and Urban Planning
  • Proost/De Deyne Family Prize in Art and Design
  • Queensland Advertising Communications Bursary
  • Renouf Family Scholarships
  • Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship
  • Rod and Jan Forrester Scholarship in Business
  • Rod Stringer Tourism Scholarship and Prize in Tourism, Leisure and Events
  • Rotary Club of Gympie Bursary
  • Rotary Club of Nambour Teaching Fellowship
  • Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarships
  • Rotary Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Rowe Scientific Chemistry Scholarship
  • Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Prize in Geography
  • Sajen Legal Prize in Business Law and Ethics
  • Save On Tax Prize in Business Finance
  • Scott Williams AM Study Support Bursary
  • Sea FM Prize in Marketing Communication
  • Sean O'Boyle Prizes in Music
  • Sebastion Marx Prize in Communication
  • Slater and Gordon Lawyers Prizes in Business and Law
  • Stacey Mowle Smiles of Strength OT Prize
  • Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia Prize
  • Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network Bursaries
  • Sunshine Coast Council Prizes in Cultural Heritage and Planning and Environmental Law 
  • Sunshine Coast Daily Kathleen McArthur Memorial Scholarship
  • Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic Prize in Palliative, Rehabilitative and Continuing Care
  • Sunshine Coast Local Medical Association Bursary
  • Tax Institute of Australia Prize in Accounting
  • Telstra Business Centre Sunshine Coast Prize in Telecommunications and Networks
  • Thompson Excellence Scholarships
  • Thompson Study Support Scholarships
  • Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Rural and Remote Education Bursaries
  • Tim Fairfax Regional Scholarships
  • Transport and Main Roads Women in Engineering Bursary
  • Una Prentice Award in Law (Women's Lawyers Association of Queensland)
  • Unitywater Scholarship in Engineering
  • University of the Third Age (U3A) Equity Bursaries and Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize in Literature
  • USC Chancellor's Scholarships
  • USC Equity Bursaries
  • USC Sports Scholarships
  • USC Study Support Bursaries
  • USC Vice-Chancellor's Honours Scholarships
  • USC Vice-Chancellor's Merit Scholarships
  • Valuers Registration Board of Queensland Prize in Property Economics and Development
  • Vic Walker Memorial Scholarship
  • Weir Minerals Australia Engineering Scholarship
  • Wildlife Preservation Society of QLD Prize
  • Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Prize
  • Zonta Club of Blackall Range Bursary
  • Zonta Club of Caloundra Inc. Bursaries
  • Zonta Club of Maroochy Bursaries
  • Zonta Club of Noosa Bursaries

The University is growing thanks to your help.

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