An Extra Helping Hand for Deserving Students

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Imagine trying to work without the right tools.

A computer is an essential piece of kit required to complete coursework for every subject. However, for some students, the cost of buying a computer may put their dream of a university qualification out of reach.

Students facing hardship can now apply for a laptop grant, providing them with a $750 voucher towards a laptop (or similar device) to assist them with their studies. By choosing their own device, students can buy the right tool to suit their specific course needs.

The grants are available through the Shaping Futures Hardship Fund – a new resource to help students in practical, immediate and impactful ways.

With your help, and the right tools for the job, all students can have an equal chance to complete their studies and move on to a rewarding career.

Find out more about the Shaping Futures Hardship Fund

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