Giving to Deakin: Investing in Education and Innovation

Your gift in action

Find out how the generous support of Deakin's donors has changed the lives of students who may otherwise not have had access to university:


Sarah Beynon, Bachelor of Medicine
2010 Helen and Geoff Handbury Accommodation Scholarship recipient.

Rhys Mawson, Bachelor of Arts
2010 Deakin Ken Nall and Cameron McNaughton Scholarship recipient.


Lucia Camera, Bachelor of Nursing
2009 Deakin Moore Family Scholarship recipient.

James Grace, Bachelor of Commerce
2009 Deakin Australia Post Scholarship recipient.

Jodie Satour, Bachelor of Social Work
2009 The Pratt Family Foundation Scholarship at the Institute of Koorie Education recipient.

Natalie Welfare, Bachelor of Psychology
2009 Deakin Helen Macpherson Smith Scholarship recipient.


Adam Dickson, Bachelor of Commerce
2008 Deakin Gwen and Edna Jones Foundation Scholarship recipient.

Kaitlin McKinlay, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2008 Deakin Four Points by Sheraton Geelong Accommodation Scholarship recipient.


Christine McLachlan, Bachelor Information Systems and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
2005 Deakin Linfox Scholarship recipient.

Eve Brown, Bachelor of Visual Communications
2005 Deakin Institute of Koorie Education Scholarship recipient.

For more information about giving to Deakin, contact University Development.

Why support Deakin?

The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

'The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Deakin University share a commitment to rural and regional Victoria. The scholarships from the Trust provide an opportunity for young Victorian women, from rural and regional areas, to access tertiary education. They also reflect the generosity of the pioneers of Helen's forebears who made much of their wealth in rural colonial Victoria.'

Mr Darvell Hutchinson AM, Chairman of Trustees.

The George Alexander Foundation

'From the philanthropic sector's viewpoint, education is vitally important to Australia's economic and social development. Providing funds to institutions like Deakin is an investment in Australia's skills base.

Philanthropy has an important role to play in making higher education accessible to as many people as possible.'

Ms Janet Hirst, Chief Executive Officer.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

10th March 2011