How our donors are changing the world

Our generous donors have provided scholarships to deserving students, enhanced world-changing research and helped to educate our leaders of tomorrow.

Read the personal stories of how the kindness of Macquarie University donors has impacted others.

"I now have bigger goals for my life."

When Xin Yang, a student from rural China put up his hand to join a new robotics club at his school, he never imagined that it would change his life trajectory and secure him a place at Macquarie University. But thanks to a generous donor, he was awarded ...

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Tireless and fortunate

Half a century-long marriage, a full life and an active retirement were disrupted when Rob Parsonage developed MND in 2019. After a working life running a slew of successful businesses, Rob Parsonage immersed himself in an active retirement kayaking, goin...

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Maintaining his identity - Bryton Johnson

“You’re not going to go to university tomorrow.” They were the words that turned Bryton Johnson’s world upside down. “I was in the city and had just finished my interview for the scholarship when I was told the university was...

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Scholarships help Katelyn achieve her dreams

Katelyn Mills is a Gamilaraay woman studying a Master of Research in Education. She is from Moree, NSW, and lives in Sydney. She is First in Family having graduated from Macquarie University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Education, majoring in Biology and Ch...

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Firies for motor neurone disease research

When NSW firefighter Matt Pridham’s best mate Adam Regal was diagnosed with MND in 2013 at age 32, the news could not have been more devastating. Willing to stand up and take action, Matt approached Macquarie University with an idea to raise $50,000...

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