Developing support for the Hawkesbury Campus
Established in 1982, the Hawkesbury Foundation is led by a group of people who have a strong connection with the Hawkesbury Campus, and are passionate to see the University and its communities advance into the future in partnership.
Through sustained partnerships between the University, local industries, community groups and alumni, the Hawkesbury Foundation aims to contribute financial and physical support for the Hawkesbury Campus, its students, academic programs and wider communities.
By raising funds to support educational and regional development, the Hawkesbury Foundation supports important educational projects such as scholarships, prizes, research, teaching positions, academic programs and teaching facilities.
Supporting the Foundation
The Hawkesbury Foundation supports a variety of projects and programs at Western Sydney University. In order to provide financial support where it is needed the most, the following fundraising priorities have been identified.
Scholarships and Prizes represent support, opportunity and growth. The Scholarships and Prizes Program acknowledges academic and personal achievements, encouraging students to strive for excellence and fulfil their potential. By funding scholarships and prizes, you are empowering students to embark on their future with a professional and innovative approach. The Hawkesbury Foundation currently administers ten annual scholarships and five prizes. Enquiries are always welcome from potential donors interested in permanently endowing or annually funding a student scholarship or prize.
By establishing a bequest or endowment with the Hawkesbury Foundation, you are allowing the University to confidently plan for its future by providing a reliable source of funding. For more information about establishing a bequest or endowment, please contact the Office of Advancement.
The Hawkesbury Commemorative Walk Appeal aims to commemorate Hawkesbury graduates and staff. All funds raised through the appeal will contribute to the Scholarships and Prizes Program, which creates opportunity and encourages our students to strive to reach their potential. You have the opportunity to support the appeal by donating $300, which will secure an engraved paver in the Stable Square Walk.
In addition to its fundraising focus, the Hawkesbury Foundation is also committed to promoting the courses, research and outreach activities conducted on the Hawkesbury Campus. It does this via marketing and promotional activities, on- and off-campus functions such as student open days, events such as rural field days, and activities such as public seminars on topics of relevance to the academic profile of Hawkesbury.