News: Student Emergency Fund

Overcoming adversity to nurse the community to health

Student Emergency Fund recipient, Georgia

Last year, against all odds, Bachelor of Nursing student Georgia celebrated with her peers as they finished the final class of their degree. Only months earlier, Georgia was experiencing extreme financial hardship, questioning how she could keep her finances afloat while studying.

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Help to "shoulder the burden"

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Being an international student can be exciting unless, like University of Adelaide PhD in Agriculture candidate Natalia Caliani, you are faced with a medical emergency and the extreme costs of accessing hospital care in a foreign country.

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PhD candidate receives emergency grant

Mother and daughter sit at laptop.

When the COVID-19 pandemic burdened Natalie* and her young family with extreme and unexpected financial stress, a Student Emergency grant was a lifeline during their time of need.

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Brittany's story: Inner strength leads to dreams pursued

Student Emergency Fund

Brittany's family background was a driving force behind why she wanted to study Psychology. With a deep understanding and empathy for people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, she now wants to help as many people as she can through being a clinical psychologist.

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Jake's story: A journey from homelessness to studying medicine

Student Emergency Fund

When Jake* was 17, he found himself homeless because of domestic violence. He struggled through his first year of university, concentrating on how to survive, not how to learn. 

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