Thousands of young people benefit from UNSW scholarships and student life programs every year.
By donating to a scholarship or student life program, you'll be helping students at UNSW reach their full potential.
Students who come from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds can find it hard to thrive at University. Our program of Equity Scholarships sets them up for success by providing them with the financial and educational support they need.
Our student life programs ensure that the University experience is rich, challenging and diverse for all our students. Your donation can be used to support the activities of our wide range of social clubs, or the development of new sporting facilities. It can also help students of outstanding sporting ability to train and compete at the highest level, by covering their travel and accommodation costs.
Explore our work in Student Life & Scholarships
Women in STEM Equity Scholarship
UNSW is actively working to enrol more women in the STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our Women in STEM Equity Scholarship is one way we're helping to drive change. The scholarship particularly targets young women with a background of educational disadvantage or financial hardship.
By contributing to the scholarship, you will be giving a deserving young woman the support and encouragement she needs to become a STEM graduate of the future.
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Low SES Scholarships
Young people from low socio-economic backgrounds are drastically under-represented at Australian universities. Those in the lowest brackets of disadvantage make up 25 per cent of the population, but only 16 per cent of all university undergraduates.
At UNSW, we want to make sure the best minds have the opportunity to achieve their academic potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.
Your support of our Equity Scholarship program will help us repair the imbalance. We will be tackling socio-economic disadvantage, but we will also be investing in our own diversity, creating spaces for new ideas to flourish, and new leaders to emerge.
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Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship
The Ben Lexcen Sports Scholarship is for UNSW students with outstanding sporting ability. The scholarship aims to help students pursue their sporting careers without sacrificing their education.
Your support of the scholarship will help a young person to do their best on and off the field, developing all the attributes of a well-rounded future leader.
For many students from disadvantaged backgrounds, starting university means setting up home far away from family and friends. Living on campus as part of a welcoming and supportive college community can make a big difference.
The Basser College Scholarship Fund provides support for students from Indigenous, rural and low socio-economic backgrounds to live at Basser College while they study.
By contributing to the scholarship, you will be giving a student a home away from home, and helping them to make the most of their time at University.
President and Vice-Chancellor's Equity Scholarship
For students experiencing disadvantage, costs can be a barrier to pursuing and excelling in higher education. The President and Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarship provides financial support for students:
- from rural or remote areas
- who are Indigenous Australians
- from low socio-economic backgrounds
- with disability
- experiencing other forms of hardship.
Your support of this scholarship can help to cover essentials like housing, food, textbooks, computers, and transport, so the recipient can focus on their studies and stay on track to graduate.
AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarship
The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is passionate about helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business people grow their leadership skills so they can have an even greater impact on industry, government and the community.
Your contribution to the AGSM Indigenous Scholarship will give an emerging Indigenous business leader access to a valuable MBA program, and help them develop into a world-class business leader.