More than $80,000 raised so far, thanks to more than 340 generous donors
It's not every day that you get to improve someone's life, and even the future, but G-Day, USC's official giving day, is that day.
Challenging financial circumstances result in many students having to let go of their study goals.
By supporting G-Day, you will be helping those in greatest need to complete their degree and reach their full potential.
All donations are tax deductible and 100% of your gift will go directly towards assisting students with a USC Study Support Bursary.
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The day I received an email saying I had been chosen to receive a Study Support Bursary, I was in disbelief. I read it over and over again just to make sure I was reading it right and then called my family to share the fantastic news.
I’m extremely grateful and want to say a huge thank you to all those involved in supporting this program at USC. This Bursary has allowed myself and many others, to strive in our studies, without the financial pressures, and take every opportunity that arises because of your generosity.
You have helped students who were on the verge of giving up and have put a smile on their faces, reassuring them everything will be okay.
On behalf of all the USC Study Support Bursary recipients, your kind donations have helped us achieve goals that were unreachable before, and we can’t thank you all enough.
My name is Emma and I am an emergency nurse at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. I became a student at USC by chance.
I moved up from Melbourne to get away from domestic violence, a single mum with two small girls, not knowing what I was going to do. I just happened to be at USC one day and got a job working at a café on campus. Students kept asking me what I was studying, but I wasn’t studying anything.
Nursing was something that I had always wanted to do before I left school, but as life does, things went in a different direction.
I eventually applied and was accepted to study nursing at USC. When you decide to do a degree as a mature aged student, financially it is a challenge. It becomes very financially taxing because you can’t work.
Studying full time is all consuming because you are balancing classes, assignments, studying for exams, keeping food on the table, and caring for children.
I was able to do my degree full time because the community provided me with a bursary. This allowed me to focus on my studies and achieve a GPA that made it possible for me to get the job I have now.
If the bursaries weren’t available, I would have had to drop down to part time and would still be trying to do my degree now or I might have had to drop out of uni altogether.
To everyone who has supported students in the past, I’d like to say thank you. You’ve helped me to be where I am and now it’s my turn to give back to the community through my work as an emergency nurse.