A community founded in generosity
At the University of Newcastle, we are fortunate to be backed by a growing and engaged community of generous supporters who are just as passionate about seeing change in our world. Your contribution enables our University and its students to continue to innovate and discover new insights that will have a lasting impact on our future.
Meet our donors
Meet Shirley 03:00
As the recipient of a scholarship when she attended University, Shirley Keating understands the profound impact philanthropic support has on students
Meet Bill 02:58
The McDonald Jones Charitable Foundation has been philanthropically supporting life-changing research. Hear from Bill McDonald why he chooses to support research at the University of Newcastle.
Honouring our donors
As a symbol of our gratitude, we’ve established a number of events and initiatives that honour the significant contribution of our donors.
Catalysts for change
All of our donors contribute to bringing about significant change in our world through their generosity. Here are some examples of the extraordinary impacts they’ve made.
Family-inspired scholarships focus on the future
A new scholarship to help students with caregiving responsibilities fulfil their academic and career aspirations has been set up to honour the legacy of a wonderful carer and lifelong learner.
Planting the seed for growing good
When alumnus Lachlan King (Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), 2004) attended a scholarship ceremony at the University for a close friend, a seed was planted: the idea that 'giving somebody else the opportunity to continue their education path’ was within his reach.
New scholarships boost rural health workforce
Betty Fyffe's generous bequest will support equity in rural health and medicine.
Ma & Morley Scholars Exceed Expectations
The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program is now in its third year and the scholars are making the most of their opportunities. They are progressing fast as individuals and as a group, and delivering high academic results.
Friends of the University Book Fair Raises Over $100,000 for Student Scholarships
Friends of the University of Newcastle raised a record amount for student scholarships through their biennial book fair
New Scholarship to Build Careers in Construction
Richard Crookes Constructions has launched a scholarship to support construction and civil engineering students at the University of Newcastle.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.