Types of bequests

Types of bequests

There are many ways in which you can leave a bequest to Macquarie University.

You can leave a percentage of your estate, a fixed amount or the residue of your estate.

Alternatively, bequests can be in the form of:

  • real estate
  • art works
  • rare collections
  • shares
  • bonds
  • or other support

We can work with you to manage your bequest, whether you have a specific purpose in mind or choose to leave an unrestricted bequest. If you wish to make a bequest for a specific purpose, the University can help you draft a Statement of Intention for your signature. The Statement will acknowledge your gift and ensure that we share your understanding of the terms of your bequest.

A bequest makes a difference

Following a bequest from Doris Wallent, each year two scholarships are awarded to second year mathematics students.


"I was awarded the Doris Wallent Scholarship for Mathematics. It was a wonderful surprise and has given me the encouragement to pursue mathematics as my major at Macquarie. Receiving this scholarship has increased my confidence in my studies and I am now undertaking postgraduate studies in mathematics with a view to a career in this field. I am grateful for the recognition and the financial assistance this award has provided."

Audrey Markowskei
Scholarship recipient

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