Give to Support Students
Being able to study at university can be a life-changing opportunity however, there are financial aspects of university education that all students need to navigate. Your support can help, encourage and reward students at critical moments in their life to help them reach their full potential.
Together we can make a difference for students at JCU.
JCU Indigenous Student Support Fund
Your contribution helps JCU to provide grants, academic scholarships and many more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
JCU On-Campus Accommodation Fund
The JCU On-Campus Accommodation Fund has been established to assist those students from must move away from family, friends and community.
JCU Student Hardship Fund
We have all faced adversity at some point in our lives and know the value of someone’s generosity making a difference. This Fund allows you to give back and help students complete their studies successfully.
JCU Experiential Learning Fund
Help students gain critical skills and a deeper understanding of their chosen field of study, through placement and field work experiences.
JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
Orpheus Island Research Station provides a living laboratory for our students and researchers located on the Great Barrier Reef. Your donation can support field work and study experiences in this inspirational learning environment.
JCU Fletcherview Research Station
Fletcherview Research Station is JCU's fully operational outback cattle station. Your donation to Fletcherview creates real-world educational experiences for our students and researchers.
JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory
JCU's Daintree Rainforest Observatory (DRO) is our classroom in the rainforest. Your support helps our students and researchers with hands-on experiences that make positive change for our region, for Australia and for the World.
Karina Lynch Memorial Fund
Established in 2022 in memory of our colleague and friend, Karina Lynch. The fund aims to support students undertaking work integrated learning activities.
Crozier Prize for Evolution
Established in 2021 to collect donations from friends and colleagues of the late Professor Ross Crozier, the fund aims to support a perpetual student prize named in Ross's honour to recognise his achievements in the field of evolutionary biology and his service to JCU.
Dr Maryanne Balanzategui Prize
The Dr Maryanne Balanzategui Prize Fund has been established to honour Maryanne Balanzategui. The fund aims to support a perpetual student prize named in Maryanne's honour to recognise her commitment to rural medicine.
Types of Donations
JCU accepts cash, shares and fully paid insurance policies where the University is named as the beneficiary. In some cases the University will also accept realty, art, antiques, jewellery, coins and other items of value.
Contact us to discuss your gift.
You can choose to give:
- Regularly, such as through workplace giving programs and payroll deductions;
- On one or more occasions each year;
- A one-off gift;
- A bequest in your will, find out more about leaving a gift in your will.
JCU accepts donations:
- Online through our secure payment portal for specific causes;
- By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - contact us for details;
- By cheque - Made out to James Cook University - see mailing address;
- In cash at our Cashiers office on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba and Cairns, Nguma-bada campuses.