Every year generous donors like you help Macquarie establish new scholarships, strengthen its research program and upgrade its facilities. Thank you for your gift which will help us support scholarships and priority programs at Macquarie University.
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Barbara Bessant - Bequestor
For Barbara Bessant the decision to make a bequest to Macquarie was an easy one.
Having benefited from the generous assistance of benefactors along the way, Barbara believes it is important to provide the opportunity for someone who has the ability to realise their ambition but not the means.
Find out more about leaving a bequest in your Will.
Making an impact
"I am very thankful for the scholarship. It has made a big impact on me. I’ve been using it for buying my text books as well as getting my computer for home. I also bought a printer for my assignments.
For students like me to get this opportunity they never thought they could get – it is an amazing feeling." Read more...
"Without my scholarship, I would have had to commute every day from the Blue Mountains. Its allowed me to pay for accommodation near campus and pay for text books. I have also been able to buy my first laptop. I feel so lucky!
You never know who you will help out by giving to scholarships and how much even a small donation can change someone's life for the better."
"The scholarship has allowed me to find who I am. I am making my own path now, and the scholarship was the reason I could go to university in the first place. It hasn't just affected me; it has benefited all the people around me and the people I will meet in years to come."
"Thanks to my scholarship, I was able to cover the costs of all my textbooks and save enough to take part in a university project volunteering in rural India where I educated local farmers about microﬁnance"
"Every donation, even small, is powerful enough to change someone's life. I cannot thank the donors enough for their generosity towards my Macquarie University Education Costs Scholarship and hope that one day I can also help to make a difference."
"I've not had a lot of good things happen in my life, but getting a scholarship has boosted my confidence and made me feel like I can achieve a lot. It's allowed me to properly focus on my studies, and to buy my text books and a printer."
"The Macquarie University Education Costs scholarship was invaluable. It allowed me to meet not only the costs of my textbooks for study, but also my rent and other living expenses. Without this generous support I may not have been able to continue my studies. The Scholarship helped give me financial peace of mind, and allowed me to reduce the amount of paid work I did in my final year, giving me time to complete an honour's thesis in Law. I have now gained a graduate position at KPMG and hope I will one day be able to give back to the scholarship program."