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Education is a powerful gift. You can help create transformative experiences for students, researchers, and the communities they contribute to by supporting JCU with a financial donation.

We recognise that many students experience financial hardship at some point in their time at JCU. Contributing to the Student Hardship fund enables us to help students during an extraordinary time of need.

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic all donations to the Hardship Fund will go towards supporting students who find themselves in extraordinary financial circumstances and without another resource to turn to for help. You can find out more about JCU's Student Success Package which include the Extraordinary Student Support grant.

Together we can help students overcome obstacles and succeed with their studies.

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The Food Pantry provides non-perishable food and essential items to assist students in the JCU community suffering financial hardship.

100% of donations go towards stocking the pantry shelves, your support will help us assist students in need.

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JCU’s experiential learning fund enables life-changing experiences for students. Through a competitive application process, students can apply for grants from this fund that allow them to undertake placement and work integrated learning experiences that they may not have been able to fund without assistance. These experiences allow them to gain critical skills and a deeper understanding of their chosen field of study, thus making them better prepared for success.

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Your gift to JCU’s scholarship and grant programs help students realise their dreams. Scholarships and grants can be established in your name, or that of a loved one, and create a powerful legacy.

Scholarships: are merit-based awards with various criteria that reflect the values and purpose of the donor. Students are required to apply for scholarships. Named scholarships can be established for three or more years for a minimum contribution of $5,000 per annum. See all JCU's Student Scholarships.

Grants: are needs-based awards that assist with unforeseen hardships or specific planned activities such as travel, attending a conference or research activities. Students are required to apply for grants. Named grants can be established for three or more years for a minimum contribution of $1000 per annum.

Prizes: are awards given to a student for outstanding academic achievement in a particular class, field of study or discipline that reflects the donors values and purpose. No student application required. Named prizes can be established for three or more years for a minimum contribution of $500 per annum. See all JCU's Student Prizes.

Talk to our Advancement Team today about making a donation to support a prize, grant or scholarship at (61) 7 4781 6377  or

Types of Donations

JCU accepts cash, shares, debentures and bonds; fully paid insurance policies where the University is named as the beneficiary; and in some cases realty (including improved and unimproved real estate), personal property such as 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;
  • As one-off gifts;
  • As a bequest 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 and Cairns campuses;