Giving opportunities - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Established in 1996, USC is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities serving the Sunshine Coast and extended region from north Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

At USC, we care deeply about our students and about growing our University's capacity. With that in mind, the University has developed a range of opportunities for our supporters and donors to help our students, our campus and in turn, the whole region.

  • To make a donation or to find out how to give, please contact the Development Office at any time.
  • Starfish Staff Giving — the USC staff giving program, focused on growing funds to deliver our USC Study Support Bursary to as many students as possible. The Study Support Bursary distributes funds in instalments to recipient students, allowing them to study more and work less to support their studies.
  • The USC 1996 Society is a giving club that inspires conversations and action; support given by Society members and visionaries is entrusted in an endowment known as the USC Visionaries Fund. The USC Visionaries Fund will ensure that USC will have a solid foundation to continue to invest in providing the best environment for our students in study, sport, and the pursuit of innovative research.

  • Leaving a Bequest to the University - every day the University of the Sunshine Coast is working to create a brighter future. We teach aspiring leaders all the skills they will need to tackle future problems, and our researchers are providing answers to our region, country and planet's challenges. Join with us to create a bright future through making a bequest in your will to USC.
  • Scholarships — providing incentives to attract and retain the brightest minds to the Sunshine Coast.
  • Campus enhancement — supports beautification projects such as artwork and landscaping, as well as new buildings and facilities, to continue developing a stimulating, creative learning environment.
  • Research capacity — support to this funding priority can help ease financial barriers to cutting-edge research, allowing students and academics to make discoveries that put USC on the map and enhance our region and world.
  • Art Gallery — supports the Gallery's popular annual exhibition program focusing on contemporary Australian art and design, as well as plans for expansion of the Gallery.
  • Giving Day - this is our annual G-Day fundraising campaign with 100% of donations going to Study Support Bursaries for USC students in financial need.
  • University initiatives (unrestricted) — provides our Vice-Chancellor with a flexible and growing fund to support key opportunities from year to year, such as special student needs, academic support, and innovative partnerships.


Gifts-in-kind, such as a gift of artwork, books or land is another way you can help the University.

Contact the Development Office to discuss these opportunities.

As well as philanthropic support, the University also invites sponsorship of priority projects. For example, this could include sponsorship of a student award.

Become involved in our growth by donating or volunteering to assist with activities.

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