We’ve established a partnership with QUT to help ensure financial disadvantage is not a barrier to education for university students.
Our support has established a perpetual scholarship for the QUT Learning Potential Fund which will help one financially struggling student undertake a QUT undergraduate degree each year.
The scholarship has been set up in perpetuity, with a donation of $125,000 to ensure this gift will keep on giving.
Bank Australia CEO Damien Walsh says the Learning Potential Fund is a great way for the organisation to build on a long term commitment to addressing educational disadvantage.
“We’re in business to create mutual prosperity – which means creating value for our customers, the communities they live in and the planet we all live on. The Bank Australia Learning Potential Fund Scholarship is a great example of mutual prosperity in action.
“Education can provide the means to break out of disadvantage and having met some of the previous recipients of a scholarship from the Fund, I can see how vital this support has been to helping set them up for the future,” says Damien.
Simone Garske, Director of Alumni and Development at QUT said that the establishment of the scholarships demonstrate Bank Australia’s commitment to the community.
“Investing in education and equity is an imperative aspect of building a strong, diverse and innovative community,” says Simone.
“We are so grateful to Bank Australia for assisting these ambitious students to achieve their degrees and reach their full potential.”
The QUT Learning Potential Fund provides financial support to around 2000 students each year who are facing circumstances that could prevent them from completing their degree.
To learn more about the QUT Learning Potential Fund please visit QUT’s website.