From the next generation of alumni: Thank you!

4 August 2015

We are delighted to share that this year’s UTS Annual Appeal, supporting the UTS Alumni Scholarship Fund and students facing financial hardship, has been the most successful yet, with more than 1,000 alumni giving generously to help students achieve their potential, whatever their background or circumstances.

Over the six weeks of the campaign, our dedicated team of student callers had conversations with more than 7,500 alumni, leading to 1,066 pledges of support, totalling over $55,000. Through the power of collective giving, UTS will now be able to offer a scholarship for one student in each of UTS’s seven faculties.

This kind of support can be life-changing, as it most certainly was for twenty-year-old student Reece Griffiths. When asked where he would be without the help of UTS, "I'd be homeless," he says matter-of-factly.

"It's amazing," he says. "I hope people know that their contributions to UTS mean the world to people like me and to other kids who hope to come here and study. It makes you feel at home, there’s a lot of happiness and health, and we can get our studies done with pride.”

So on behalf of the next generation of UTS graduates, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all alumni who contributed. Your support makes a real difference to the ensuring a promising future for our students and it really does have the power to change lives.

There’s still time to help!  We’re very close to our fundraising goal of $60,000, and with your help we can continue to provide this vital support to help create a brighter future for more students like Reece.

Click here to find out how you can help.