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Support St Andrew's in 2020
Enabling Access to Andrew’s – More Places for More People
With your generosity, we are one step closer to enabling more access to St Andrew’s by providing more scholarships and more spaces for living, socialising and studying.
Thank you to all who have generously supported the College in 2020.
With your support we raised $76,975!!
With 2020 almost behind us, we are continuing to work hard to minimise the effects of the pandemic and now look towards securing the future for our students in 2021 and beyond.
For both current and potential Andrew’s students, scholarships have always been crucial in allowing those who could not otherwise afford it, to come to Sydney and have the university and college experience they deserve to. Scholarship support evens the playing field and gives students from an array of backgrounds the opportunities to dream big and pursue pathways and careers that would never have been possible before.
Our aim is to provide more students the otherwise unreachable opportunity of becoming part of the St Andrew’s community, irrespective of their cultural, geographic or socio-economic backgrounds. Currently however, our funds cannot keep pace with the ever-increasing demand for financial assistance amongst our students and we are seeking your support to help us increase the scholarship funds available.
The College offers a range of means tested scholarships every year. These are awarded to students who lack the financial means to otherwise attend College. While there are a variety of these scholarships available, this year we ask for your support towards the scholarship funds that reflect the students most affected by financial barriers:
- Rural & Regional Scholarships
The Rural and Regional Scholarships were established to improve access and educational opportunities for regional and remote Australians, who, without the scholarship, would not have the financial means to attend College. More than half of the student body are from rural and regional Australia, which has been heavily affected by bushfires and drought in recent times. These students currently make up over 60% of the applications for financial support.
- Indigenous Scholarships
The Indigenous Scholarship Fund was established by the College Foundation in 2009 as a means to offer fee relief to Indigenous students. Up to ten scholarships are awarded every year. The scholarships aim to open doors for marginalised Indigenous students to access high-quality education at tertiary level and accommodation in the supportive community setting of College, whilst giving them the tools and confidence to take full advantage of the opportunities before them. If an indigenous student is eligible to receive Abstudy to cover their College fees, the College will instead offer a smaller scholarship to assist with study resources such as textbooks and course materials.
- Government School Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to students from Government and Public Schools, who would otherwise not have the financial means to attend College. By removing barriers created by social and economic disadvantage, we can provide these students with opportunities to extend their talents and pursue their aspirations.
We believe that no one can say it better than our students themselves, so please take a moment to watch our video to learn just how much of an impact these scholarships make.
Join us and support our students by making a gift to support one of the Means-Tested Scholarship Funds.
- Call us on +61 434 728 720 to have a chat and make a credit card donation
- Download our GIVING FORM and send it along with your cheque or credit card details
- By clicking the button below to take you to our online portal below
Every gift made, no matter how large or small, has a direct impact on our current and future students.
We also have a number of multiple year on year programs and scholarships that we welcome your support for (described below). Please note on the giving form if you would rather support one of the below options.
Capital Works – general fund for all facilities work and maintenance e.g. refurbishments, bedroom renovations.
Senior Student’s Fund – for the senior students to use where it is needed most: currently the refurbishment of the JCR.
General Fund – for use on needed projects, decided by the College Council and Senior Management Team.
Geoff White Scholarship – intended to create a fully endowed scholarship ($250,000) as financial relief to a medical student. Established to honour the legacy of alumnus Geoffrey White (Fr 1970), a world-renowned pioneer in the field of Vascular Surgery.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information about our Annual Giving Appeal or to support any other areas of the College:
Hannah Atwell, Director of Advancement T: +61 9565 7303 M: +61 434 728 720 E: firstname.lastname@example.org