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Scholarship Funds

Support education and invest in the future

We support scholarship providers to increase access to education through our scholarship funds.

Establish a scholarship fund with us to start providing educational payments, prizes and bursaries to students across Australia.

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership uses its Future Fund at Australian Communities Foundation to help secure its future supporting Indigenous leaders across Victoria. Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership.

Why establish a Scholarship Fund?

Engage our expertise

We can help you design a scholarship fund in line with your giving goals. Upon establishment of the fund, you can engage our team to assist in determining its purpose and selection criteria. Our team will then provide ongoing support for administering educational payments, prizes and bursaries.

Our team can work with you to design a scholarship in line with your giving goals.

Join a community

Join Australia’s only national giving community and find inspiration through sharing knowledge, ideas and insights. You’ll meet people with their own philanthropic goals but with a shared vision for a fairer and more sustainable Australia.

Impact Fund is announced at our end of year celebration
Our giving community hears from editor of The Guardian Australia, Lenore Taylor, at the launch of the Impact Fund.

Create a lasting legacy

A scholarship fund is the most effective way to build a lasting endowment. All income from the fund’s investments is reinvested to grow its balance so that you can continue to support students across Australia for generations to come.

Meet the ATO’s requirements

To provide a tax-deductible scholarship, there are a number of requirements set out by the Australian Taxation Office that must be met. Our team ensures that all scholarships meet these requirements, allowing you to focus on the joy of giving.

Fund Spotlight: Graduate Women Victoria

Graduate Women Victoria (GWV) is a registered charity which offers scholarships to female students enrolled in universities in Victoria who have overcome or are overcoming disadvantage in the pursuit of their studies. GWV established its tax-deductible scholarship fund with us to assist the delivery of its annual program of scholarships.

Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship and Bursary winners after the presentation ceremony in June 2019.

More Info

Next Steps

To establish a Scholarship Fund as a Named Fund
To establish a Scholarship Fund as a Private Foundation

Start your Scholarship Fund

Contact us to learn more or set up an ongoing fund to support education.

Our Scholarship Funds

Charles D’Aprano Award Fund

David Jolley Leadership Award

Education Support Fund

Fellowship For Indigenous Leadership Fund

Gerard Patrick Lonergan Scholarship Fund

Goulburn Valley Medical Workforce Fund

Graduate Women Victoria Donors Fund

Joy Mavis Schwartz-Seidler Musical Scholarship

Kenneth Myer Fellowship

Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship

KSR Accommodation Scholarship Fund

Miette Skiller Scholarship Fund

Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund

St Mark’s Anglican Church Fitzroy Choral Scholarship Fund

Taines Fund

Thu Giang Nguyen Fund