As we are seeing all too clearly with the impact of COVID-19 on everyday lives, financial hardship can be severe and unexpected.
The Student Empowerment Fund is available to students who are experiencing sudden financial hardship. It consists of a one-off bursary to contribute towards immediate, short-term needs including basic living and medical costs.
UC is handling a sudden increase in student calls for help as COVID-19 has caused job losses in industries typically employing students. We are passionate about keeping our community of students engaged in learning and safe - we need your help to assist them.
You can keep our most vulnerable students safe, well and studying - even in these extraordinary times.
Please make a contribution to a student in need by giving today.
100% of donations go directly to the fund and to students in need – and gifts above $2 are fully tax deductible.
No amount is too small.
To find out more about what UC is doing in response to the COVID-19 crisis, please visit our dedicated portal.
If you are a UC staff member you can make a pre-tax donation to the Student Empowerment Fund. To find out more please login to the staff portal and visit the Advancement page, then click on Staff Giving Program or simply contact the Foundation team.