JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund

JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund

Sometimes nature can throw the unexpected and the unprecedented in your way. To help students get back on track after the 2019 floods, the JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund is providing hardship grants. The grants of $500 will help students who suffered losses during the flooding and storms in Townsville and the surrounding area in late January and early February 2019.

JCU students affected by the floods can receive a helping hand to get back on track with University. The JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund provides hardship grants of $500 to students who suffered losses during the flooding and storms in Townsville and the surrounding area in late January and early February 2019.

The JCU community, including organisations and businesses, are supporting the JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund, which now has just over $50,000 available to qualifying students.

JCU especially wants to thank the QCoal Foundation for being the leading contributor with a generous donation of $20,000 in support of students in need following the flooding disaster. The QCoal Foundation and JCU have a long-term, strong partnership, which includes the QCoal Foundation Scholarship and, previously, the Regional Experience Program.

If you are a student and want to be considered for a grant, please complete an application.

For more information, please call the Student Equity and Wellbeing office  (07) 478 14711.

The JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund can help you get back on track with your studies.

To apply for a grant, download the application form or pick up a copy at the Student Equity and Wellbeing Office, Room 103, Level 1, in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library. Complete and sign the form before returning it to the Student Equity and Wellbeing Office.

To qualify for consideration to receive a grant, students will have:

  • Suffered losses during the flooding and storms in Townsville and the surrounding area in late January and early February 2019,
  • Did not qualify and/or receive either the Federal or State relief
  • The losses (including textbooks) were not covered by insurance and/or for those who did not have insurance at all for the content they lost.

For more information, please call the Student Equity and Wellbeing office  (07) 478 14711.

Please visit the JCU Student Disaster Relief Fund Donations page to find out how you can support the Fund.