Supporting the UC Scholarship Program

“Receiving a scholarship means that I can actually attend university. I am the first in my family to graduate from high school. My mum is a single mother who has raised two children by herself over recent years. Financial stability has always been unpredictable and my dream of a higher education has been uncertain. You will never know the impact that this scholarship will have on my life.” Olivia, 1st Year UC Student, Maffra, Victoria

President of Council, Anne Cronin with Olivia at Scholars Dinner
President of Council, Anne Cronin with Olivia at Scholars Dinner

Currently about one third of students need significant financial support to come to UC.

Many students struggle with the expenses of experiencing a world class education in Australia. Students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, rural and regional areas, graduate students, Indigenous students and students with families experiencing financial hardship are those most at risk of not embarking or completing a tertiary education.

Our funds cannot keep pace with the increasing cost of tertiary education and the financial pressures now faced by students and their families. Our long-term aim is to have sufficient scholarship funds to enable the most deserving students to come to University College regardless of their capacity to pay.

Additional scholarship funds will make UC accessible to these students for whom the opportunity of coming to University and College is contingent on significant financial support.

We cannot currently help all those who need our assistance. With your support, we will.

“As I live in rural Victoria, this scholarship has allowed me to live in a warm and safe environment which is a home away from home – something which I am very appreciative of as moving to the city is a big transition from a small country town.” Anna, 1st Year UC Student, Horsham, Victoria

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Anna with Dr Barbara Murray at Scholars Dinner

How to give:

If you would like more information about establishing a new scholarship or contributing towards an existing scholarship at UC, please contact Rebecca Gleghorn at community@unicol.unimelb.edu.au or on +61 3 9349 9112.