UniSC gives out $4.3 million in scholarships as need grows

University of the Sunshine Coast

Times are tough, but students facing financial hardship, made worse by spiralling costs of living, are discovering the difference that University of the Sunshine Coast scholarships and bursaries can make.

This year alone, more than 1,500 University of the Sunshine Coast students, all with different stories and journeys, have been supported with more than $4.3 million in scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

UniSC Vice Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett, said that in times of high need, it was fitting that more than 90 percent have some form of equity hardship element as part of the selection criteria.

“The reality is that financial hardship can be the reason why students put off applying for university or decide not to continue with their degrees. We want to give students every opportunity to reach their full potential,” Professor Bartlett said.

“Our scholarships and bursaries also support high academic achievers, emerging and elite athletes, reward those who give back to their communities and importantly help students from regional areas afford to move away from home to study at our campuses.”

Today (20 October), UniSC has shined a light on the joy of giving at a ‘Celebrating Philanthropy’ event that brought together donors who are helping to change the lives of students, and those whose lives they are changing.

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