Reunion giving

CREATING A LEGACY

Your class can help support the next generation of health leaders from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Talented young students shouldn’t miss out on a world-class education because of a difficult financial situation. Yet, every year we see aspiring health professionals held back by circumstances beyond their control.

Students face more expenses today than ever before. Education is becoming more expensive, the cost of living is on the rise, and those who travel from interstate or regional areas to study in Melbourne face additional relocation costs. For some, these costs make commencing or continuing to study impossible.

Merit, not money, should be the key to a student’s success. Support from alumni and friends gives students a sense of belonging and drives them to succeed in their studies. Many scholarship recipients talk about their desire to give back upon graduating, having experienced first-hand the power of philanthropy.

Your contributions play an essential role in allowing equitable access to education at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

The opportunity to study at the University of Melbourne meant I had to relocate and move out of my family home in Brisbane. This scholarship has eased my stress over living expenses like rent, helped me cover the cost of medical equipment and study materials, and afforded me the privilege of being able to fully immerse myself in medicine.

Michael Wei, MDHS Scholarship (Medicine) recipient

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HOW REUNION GIVING WORKS

Celebrate your reunion with a class contribution towards student scholarships or bursaries. The power of collective giving means that together, your class can make a bigger impact than any one person.

Through Reunion Giving, you can give a one-off gift or set up an endowment – named for your class – that will support students for generations to come.

Your investment into a student’s future could take shape in many ways. It might allow an aspiring health professional in rural Victoria to live and study in Melbourne. It could ease the burden on a student who works to contribute to their household. Or, it could give a student from a refugee background a sense of solidarity and belonging.

Some reunion classes have even established a new award or scholarship named after their class to support a student from their School. Read a story about how the MBBS class of 1972 established the ‘MBBS Class of 1972 Medical Student Scholarship’.

Read about the mbbs Class of 1972 Scholarship

WE’LL MATCH YOUR GIFT DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR

Our Faculty will match your reunion gift dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 in the first year of giving. This matched funding will effectively double the impact of your donation.

Depending on the amount raised (excluding the matched Faculty contribution), the funds will be used as follows:

  • Up to $49,999: Contribution towards the MDHS Scholarship Fund. A contribution to this fund increases the number of students the Faculty can support each year.
  • $50,000 - $249,999: Student award named for your class. This could take the form of a scholarship, bursary, prize or exhibition.
  • $250,000+: Graduate scholarship named for your class, supporting current or enrolling students in financial need.

We will work with each class group to discuss your reunion gifts and where your class can make the biggest impact.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE?

For more information on the Reunion Giving program or to personalise your gift, please contact:

Reunion Giving Team:

Email:
MDHS-reuniongiving@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9035 3622