University of Melbourne Magazine

Alumni back students in need

  • Courtney Rose

    Courtney Rose

    Students in need have received new support, thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. 

    More than 1400 donors contributed a record $940,557 to a fundraising appeal held over just a few weeks in May and June. 

    The money raised by the campaign, part of the University’s Annual Appeal, will provide scholarships, bursaries and fellowships to students facing financial problems. 

    The Annual Appeal has been running since 1989 and over the years has helped thousands of students to continue their studies. 

    Master of Teaching student Courtney Rose (pictured) is among those who have benefited. “Last year I considered giving up my studies due to financial pressures,” she says. 

    “However the generosity of donors meant that I was able to access a crucial bursary, giving me the opportunity to continue my education at Melbourne and make the most out of my studies.” 

    Donations to the Annual Appeal count towards the target of Believe – the Campaign for the University of Melbourne. More than 19,000 donors have supported the Campaign, which aims to raise $500 million by 2017 to address three main priorities: educating tomorrow’s leaders, finding answers to the world’s grand challenges, and enriching communities.