The Young Alumni Helping Hand Fund is an initiative created in collaboration with Curtin’s Young Alumni Advisory Board (YAAB). Curtin’s young alumni – graduates aged 35 and under – truly understand the rising financial pressures of university education.
Prior to COVID-19, the Helping Hand Fund provided emergency relief to students seeking support from Curtin’s Psychological and Counselling Services team.
We care about students, and always will. We understand how stressful it may be for them, right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Curtin has funded more than 4,000 students with $3.2 million from its reserves. The need is rising, and Curtin anticipates that by Semester Two, up to 10,000 students may depend on this support. During these unprecedented times, we have decided to join forces with Curtin to temporarily redirect funds raised through the Young Alumni Helping Hand Fund, to Curtin Cares About Students.
Curtin Cares About Students follows the same supportive principles and will enable students to apply for a hardship bursary that provides immediate financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more, please visit the website.
The YAAB invites you to join us and make a donation towards this vital initiative. Together, Curtin’s young alumni can help ease the stress of current students facing financial difficulty.
“I chose to donate to the Young Alumni Helping Hand Fund because I knew what it felt like to be strapped for cash. I knew what it felt like to fork out $200 for a rather thick textbook. As I am now working full time I am able to give back. I love that I can give back to something that was part of helping me get to where I am today – so in a sense I am paying that forward.”
– Kieron Safstrom, Program Coordinator (Fundraising), Young Alumni Advisory Board