Annual appeal

Your support helps students who are experiencing personal or financial hardship

What is the Annual Appeal?

The Annual Appeal is Griffith University’s yearly fundraising campaign. The Students' Future Fund is the main focus of the Annual Appeal, providing support to students through Griffith Futures Scholarships.

Which students benefit from the Students’ Future Fund?

The Students' Future Fund helps students who excel at their studies but are also experiencing financial or personal hardship. Donations to the Students’ Future Fund enable us to provide scholarships for students in need of support.

In 2021, of the hundreds of students who applied for support from the Students’ Future Fund, only 134 scholarships were available. There are many more students who need your help.

How does the scholarship help students?

A scholarship can provide vital relief for students struggling to pay for the essentials of university and daily life, including books, computer equipment, food and rent.

These scholarships can drastically reduce the stress experienced by students worried about money, allowing them to concentrate on their studies. In many cases, the support can mean the difference between a student completing their course or deferring, or even halting, their studies.

With ongoing support from our donors, more students can be helped in this way, year after year.

How do you select which students receive a scholarship?

Students need to be excelling at their studies –achieving a high grade point average of at least 5.0 –while also demonstrating financial or personal hardship.

Why is there an increasing need from students?

Increases in cost of living and reduced government support mean that more students are facing financial hardship.

Will my gift make a difference?

You don’t have to make a big donation to make a big difference. Every gift, regardless of the size, is greatly appreciated and, when combined with the gifts from others, changes students’ lives. The University has committed to matching every dollar raised in the Annual Appeal and will donate the grand total to the Students’ Future Fund.

How can I give?

Donating online is the best way to give. Find out more

What is the value of a scholarship?

Each scholarship awards a talented student in need with $5,000.

Why should I consider donating one scholarship?

Providing one student with a scholarship ensures that more talented students in need are helped. A donation of $2,500 will be matched dollar for dollar by Griffith University, to create a scholarship of $5,000.

Why should I consider an annual pledge?

An annual pledge ensures that you continue to support the Annual Appeal each and every financial year, for a long as you like.

How much of my donation goes to the students in need?

100% of your donation goes directly to the students as the University absorbs all administration costs.

I’m a Griffith University staff member and would like to know more about how I can help through the Staff Giving Program?

Making a gift through the Staff Giving Program through payroll deductions means you have the power to truly enrich the University journey of a student in need. Please visit the Staff Giving page for further information.

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