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Give to Change

No one knows Curtin quite like our staff. By supporting Give to Change, Curtin staff are investing in the strength of the University and its students.

Join our community of change-makers and see first-hand the difference your gift can make.

We believe people are at their best when they are giving, and this certainly applies to our Curtin colleagues! As a member of our staff giving program, you will be able to help the University achieve change in areas close to your heart.

Why support Give to Change?

  • There are multiple giving opportunities available, so you can decide where to make a difference. 
  • One hundred per cent of your gift will go to the cause you have chosen to support.
  • You’ll become part of a special community of Curtin staff members whose collective support is changing lives.
  • Your gift can be made pre-tax, meaning you receive an immediate tax benefit.

Funds you can support

Any fund listed on the Curtin Friends website can be supported through Give to Change. In addition, current staff members may also choose to support one or more of the following:

Opportunity Grants

Opportunity Grants

Assist motivated students to make the most of the development opportunities available to them.

The Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling

The Carrolup Centre for Truth-telling

Create a society that values and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, knowledge and heritage.

Sally Webster Hardship Fund

Sally Webster Hardship Fund

Support students in urgent financial need and enable them to complete their education.

Staff Funded Scholarship

Staff Funded Scholarship

Funded entirely by Curtin staff, these scholarships give a boost to students who might not otherwise be able to access higher education.

Go Global Scholarship

Go Global Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to enable Health Sciences students to contribute to communities in partner sites in Cambodia, China, India and Vietnam.

Words from our scholarship recipients

Gabriella Sinsua

Creative Writing and Screen Arts student
Curtin Cares bursary recipient

As a New Zealand citizen in Australia, I’m not able to get HECS or financial help from the government. My hours at work were cut short and I wasn’t earning enough money to pay bills. I was afraid of having to drop out, but receiving the Curtin Cares bursary lifted a weight from my shoulders. I can now live stress-free and I am better able to focus on my studies. To those who have given – thank you for letting me know I’m not alone.

Boiketo Mazibeli

Mining Engineering student
Give to Change Student Support recipient

Give to Change donors supported me when I most needed it. The help I received meant that I could continue with the studies I had already sacrificed so much for. I can’t thank everyone enough for backing me and for making these life changing opportunities possible.

Jake Le

Medical Imaging student
Staff Funded Scholarship recipient

One of the biggest challenges of going to university is the lack of resources to equip myself for the academic challenges of university. Coming from a low socio-economic background, I couldn’t afford a laptop and was thus unable to access online lectures or draft my notes on the go.

Thank you to my donors who enabled this opportunity. You have really made a difference from my first year of uni to the second, and one day I would like to return this gift to the less fortunate students out there!

Michelle Rodwell

Oral Health Therapy student
Staff Funded Scholarship recipient

I found the most challenging thing about going to uni was trying to balance work and study together. Sometimes I’d get home from work and be too tired to look at my studies, leaving me behind in lectures and putting assessments off until the last minute.

This scholarship has really been a life-saver and I am very honoured to have received it. I hope staff can continue to provide students with this scholarship in the future.

Samantha Jones

Bachelor of Education (Primary) student
Staff Funded Scholarship recipient

The Curtin Staff Funded grant has allowed me to complete necessary components of my studies without having to worry about the financial strain on my family. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Curtin and the donors of the Staff Funded grant for the much needed financial relief that their generous donations have provided for myself and my children.

Susannah Packer

Agribusiness Student
Staff Funded Scholarship recipient

To my donors and those who have donated to my peers, I would like to say thank you for showing us that you are invested in our learning enough to be actively involved in making it an easier journey. Having outside investment into my degree has greatly motivated me to achieve better, as now I have a community to achieve for, rather than just myself.

Give to Change artwork

This artwork was created to celebrate and thank our staff donor community for all that they make possible. It was designed by Kariyarra and Nyikina woman, and Curtin graduate and former staff member, Rickiesha Deegan. It signifies the act of giving – how the small impact of a single action can create ripples in the lives of others and their communities.

Lanyards with this artwork are available to all staff donors. Please contact us on +61 8 9266 4862 or via for more information.