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Support SCU

There are many ways to support Southern Cross University programs and people, that will assist us in our vision of becoming Australia's leading regional university. Should you wish to discuss your personal giving preferences, please contact us:

T: +61 2 6620 3506


The University welcomes supporters of its Rising Stars scholarship program, supported by community, industry and local government supporters. The Rising Stars scholarships make a significant difference to the lives of our students. Further information about the program and its community advocates can be found on the Rising Stars Scholarships website.


Alumni are important in the life of Southern Cross University. Our graduates are involved as ambassadors, advocates and donors. Current alumni giving programs include the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

People support a wide range of activities in which the University is involved. Contact us if you wish to learn more about a specific research program, student activity or area of learning.


Cash donations - one-off gifts or multi-year commitments - can have a dramatic impact on teaching, research and our students. Donations can be made by phone or completing and mailing the below pdf form. Donations are tax deductible. PDF Donate Now


Bequests enable donors to have a significant and lasting impact on the life of Southern Cross University. Should you wish to receive information on donating specific assets or a portion of your estate to establish an endowment fund or offer direct support to an area of special interest to you, please contact us:

T: +61 2 6620 3506
PDF Information and sample wording for your will.

Industry Research Collaborations

You may be interested in collaborating with the University on research of critical relevance to your business. Southern Cross University's Research@SCU pursues a range of nationally and internationally acclaimed research that supports the full breadth of our teaching and learning programs. We would be pleased to connect you with members of our senior research team to involve you in current research or develop research initiatives that target specific business challenges your company is facing.

Other Collaborations
If you are interested in discussing a project-based, teaching and learning or research collaboration, contact Sustainability, Partnerships & Community Engagement for referral to the appropriate work unit within SCU. E:

Gifts of Property

Southern Cross University welcomes discussions on gifts of property - real estate, shares, artwork or other marketable assets - that may be converted to cash, invested or retained for the purposes of advancing the work of the University.

Sponsorships and Partnerships

We are committed to building value-based relationships that mutually grow the profile and impact of like-minded organisations and the University. The University will consider cash and in-kind sponsorships and partnerships that support a wide range of activity within the University, including events, scholarships, research, industry specific training programs and more.

Tax Deductibility

Southern Cross University is a deductible gift recipient (DGR) recognised by the Australian Tax Office as a public Australian university, public art gallery and public library (ABN: 41 995 651 524). All gifts of $2 or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

For more information about charitable giving or gift planning, please contact your legal and/or financial advisor, or the ATO.

If you are a donor and cannot find your charitable tax receipt, please contact:

T: +61 2 6620 3506