UNSW Impact Appeal
The UNSW Impact Appeal is a long-standing and much loved tradition at UNSW.
The UNSW Impact Appeal sees current students getting on the phone to UNSW alumni, to update them about life at the University, and to encourage them to make a donation. All the funds raised go towards equity programs that support students experiencing disadvantage. The President & Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarship and ASPIRE are among the programs that benefit from the Impact Appeal.
As a graduate of UNSW there are a range of equity-based causes you can support to help empower and inspire the next generation, regardless of background or circumstance.
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.
ASPIRE is UNSW’s award-winning educational outreach program. We work in 54 of the most disadvantaged schools in New South Wales, building the academic confidence of students, and encouraging them to think about a university education.
We know that university graduates will enjoy a significantly higher income over their lifetimes. Providing disadvantaged students with a pathway into university helps break the cycle of disadvantage.
With your support, we can continue to run these meaningful and impactful outreach activities. Already, we have seen a 155 per cent increase in the number of university offers given to students from ASPIRE schools.
Area of Greatest Need
Making a donation to the 'Area of Greatest Need' means you trust UNSW to allocate your contribution where it can do the most good.
Your 'Area of Greatest Need' gift could be directed to an initiative that will produce an urgently needed impact. Or it could go towards a deserving program that struggles to attract the attention it deserves. 'Area of Greatest Need' gifts make it possible for us to respond to the needs of our community as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Thank you from our students
Isobel, President & Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarship recipient
“We medicine students like to push ourselves hard and we like to do well - this scholarship opened opportunities for me to do just that. It allowed me to really love studying medicine, and really enjoy what I do.”More
Zahra, UNSW ASPIRE Ambassador
“Knowing about university shouldn't be a privilege, and many students rarely leave their community so their life experience is very limited. ASPIRE opens up a world of possibilities for them."More
Support our Impact Appeal
At UNSW, every dollar you give goes directly towards the specific cause you choose. Make a gift today and create change where it matters to you. All gifts over $2 are tax-deductable.