Murdoch University was founded on an ethos of providing pathways into higher education for people who had previously been excluded. We are immensely proud of this tradition, and as we approach our 50th anniversary celebrations, this ethos is as strong as ever. 

We are launching an exciting new initiative to support access to university education for greater numbers of rural and remote students. 

Celebrating 50 years of Murdoch

Help raise more than $250,000 for undergraduate students (including First Nations students) living in regional or remote areas who may be experiencing financial hardship. 

There is a real need for a scholarship program like this one.

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We currently offer 30 donor funded undergraduate scholarships at Murdoch and remain deeply appreciative of the individuals making these possible. Of these scholarships however, we currently only offer one rural, regional and remote undergraduate scholarship.  

For previously rural-based scholarship students like Hayley Hills (Bachelor of Agricultural Science: Major Crop and Pasture), a scholarship made an enormous difference:

Hayley Hills
I was a fortunate recipient of the George Alexander Foundation scholarship. This made the decision to relocate and move to Perth for my studies much easier. Paying rent and bills was less daunting, and my education journey would have looked very different had I not been awarded this scholarship.
Hayley Hills

For Morgan Gurry (Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine), a scholarship was transformational for her education and future:  

Morgan Gurry
Knowing I had my rental expenses subsidised gave me freedom and peace of mind as I began my university journey. I thank the George Alexander Scholarship for enabling me to be involved in many life-changing experiences, giving me the initial confidence when I moved, and for setting me up for success.
Morgan Gurry
You can assist more students like Hayley and Morgan by making a donation today.  

The 50 scholarships in celebration of our 50 years are for students who have completed Year 12 and is designed to offset costs in the first year of any undergraduate degree. We recognise students often need more support beyond the $5,000 and - depending on what is raised - we may have the opportunity to offer more funds to ensure continuity and support throughout the course of their degree.  

To commence 50 scholarships in celebration of our 50 years, Emeritus Professor Mal Nairn has generously gifted one scholarship.  

Join us by making a gift today towards this special initiative to support our rural, regional, and remote students wishing to come to Murdoch University and take the first big step in their higher education journeys.  

If you would like to make this a regular gift, please call our office on (08) 9360 6211 or email us.

This is a meaningful and special way for the University to celebrate its 50th anniversary, supporting our tradition of inclusive education, and enabling people from all corners of our state to access tertiary education and join with us as we endeavour to create a brighter future, together.