Support us

You may be interested in providing mentoring or work experience for current students. Or you can be part of the tradition of support from Emmanuel’s community by making a donation.

Your gift will support our students

Mentoring and work experience

One of our major goals is to link alumni and current students. Our mentoring and work experience program is a vital part of this.

You may have reached a stage in life where you’re looking for a chance to give back to the community, perhaps in ways that helped or would have helped you in your College days.

Some alumni in this position offer their services as professional and personal mentors for current students. There’s no set scope for this — it’s up to you and the student, with our help to facilitate the arrangement. Other alumni have offered work experience opportunities for students during the semester or in breaks, some with a view to future employment.

To express your interest in offering students careers help and professional advice, please contact Sharon Burridge by email.


As one of Australia’s top colleges for more than 111 years, we are committed to empowering students for life through community. 

Donations are a valuable resource to the College in allowing us to deliver on our ambitions and commitments, helping us remove financial obstacles to higher education and continue to improve and enhance the experience of future residents of our community.

Emmanuel College is registered as a charitable institution and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). For every donation above $2, you’ll receive a receipt for your tax records.


Scholarships and Bursaries

Approximately 30 per cent of our students rely on financial assistance to attend Emmanuel. For many students, including Indigenous students, from rural and regional areas and from low socioeconomic backgrounds, attending university is only possible by accessing financial support. Bursary and scholarship support makes a huge impact on these young people’s lives.

With your support, the College can remain accessible to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, regardless of their financial circumstances, providing these students with opportunities they otherwise would not have.


Annual and Planned Giving

Our annual fundraising campaign occurs at the end of the financial year, and the College invites members of its community to support the College with a financial gift. Annual fund pledges and donations are the primary vehicle for funding the College’s scholarship fund.

A gift for Emmanuel College in your will can have a powerful impact on the next generation, helping to ensure future students will continue to receive an outstanding collegiate experience leading to personal growth and academic success. For many this learning and living experience is life-changing.


Master Plan Priority Fund

In 2022 the College Board’s Strategic Directions workshop identified facility rejuvenation as a key issue facing the College. The Emmanuel College Master Plan Priority Fund was subsequently launched and will be the vehicle on which the College’s new Master Plan for its site, which was developed in 2021, will be driven.

Donations to the Master Plan Priority Fund will go towards the College’s priority needs in relation to the redevelopment of the College ensuring future Emmanuel College students will benefit from their college experiences for years to come.


Learn more about our campus Master Plan



Ways of giving



By direct deposit to the Emmanuel College bank account

Account name: Emmanuel College

BSB: 064 158

Account: 1006 2451

Please ensure your name is in the description field. Please also email Accounts to tell us you’ve made a direct deposit and the area you want your donation to be directed towards.

If you have any queries, please contact Sharon Burridge, EA to the Principal, on 07 3871 9362. 

Scholarships and bursaries

Our scholarships enable outstanding students who couldn’t otherwise afford to do so to gain the benefits of being an Emmanuel College resident. Our bursaries help students who need a financial hand up. The majority of our scholarships and bursaries are awarded as a remission in fees; some donors choose to donate in the form of a cash grant to assist students in their endeavours.

Donating for scholarships and bursaries

Philanthropic gifts from donors and benefactors, many of whom are Emmanuel College alumni, help fund our scholarships and bursaries.

You can donate to our scholarship or bursary funds, such as for rural and regional students in need, or donate for a named scholarship or bursary.

The terms of named scholarships and bursaries are specified by their benefactors in consultation with the College. These scholarships and bursaries are usually named after the benefactor or in memory or honour of a person nominated by the benefactor. Benefactors may wish to provide a full or part scholarship or bursary and may wish to provide funds over a specific number of years.

Emmanuel College has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status and donations for scholarships and bursaries are tax deductible under subdivision 30A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Endowing a scholarship or bursary in perpetuity

Endowing a scholarship or bursary in perpetuity allows it to exist forever. Careful investment by the College’s fund managers will maintain the real value of the endowment over time and income from the capital will be awarded as a scholarship or bursary.


Leaving a bequest to Emmanuel College in your will is a direct way to shape young lives in ways that reflect your values. You may wish to leave a specific sum of money, a percentage of your estate or the residue of your estate. Whatever the amount, your bequest will make a difference.

Bequests can be in the form of:

  • A monetary contribution to the scholarship and bursary program
  • A monetary contribution to the student experience at Emmanuel College through services, programs, equipment and facilities
  • A gift of property or valuables, stocks or shares, works of art or a collection of books

All you need to do is advise your solicitor how you would like Emmanuel College and our students to benefit. You can designate a general or specific purpose for your bequest. If you have a specific purpose in mind, please consult with the College to make sure it’s something we can implement in practice.

To find out more about donating or making a bequest to Emmanuel College, please contact Sharon Burridge by email.