This important fund provides students with financial relief during a difficult time, allowing them to continue their studies unencumbered by financial burden or stress. It's designed to support students with lifeline emergency grants in their time of need – whether that's helping to keep a roof over their head or keeping their internet connection to access study materials.
Your donation directly supports these one-off grants of up to $1000, helping to keep students in uni today, supporting their goal to become the doctor, engineer, artist or business leader who contributes to our communities tomorrow.
A helping hand
Lachie is an international relations student who received the Student Emergency Fund in 2021. The grant was able to help Lachie during the pandemic, and provides life-changing opportunities to students.
'The pandemic has been extremely tough on me, not just academically, but in life generally. Whilst I have been able to maintain reasonable grades, maintaining those grades almost solely online has been extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing in comparison to on-campus study.
'Receiving this money has enabled me to take a few days off enabling me to recharge my batteries so to speak without having the constant stress and anxiety which losing income has when I am unable to work meaning that I am able to cover my rent and other necessary expenses.'
Looking to the future, Lachie is hoping to put his studies and part-time work experience into an internship where he can apply his skills and knowledge, hoping one day to be able to influence Australian foreign policy in a variety of positive pathways. Lachie hopes to one day be able to contribute to the program as he knows firsthand the huge impact these grants make on the students' lives.