2017 marks the celebration of Curtin University's 50 Years of Innovation, and in this anniversary year we launched our inaugural Alumni Annual Appeal. The Appeal was an opportunity for you to reconnect with your university, to hear its news and achievements from those closest to the action - Curtin's students - and offered an invitation to be part of Curtin's philanthropic story.

Thank you from Curtin University

The launch of our inaugural Alumni Annual Appeal during Curtin's 50 Years of Innovation celebrations was received with warmth and enthusiasm by our alumni. You shared your lightbulb moments, offered career advice and mentorship, and encouraged our students to achieve their ambitions. Thank you for being such a supportive community.

Lightbulb moments from our Alumni

"My lecturers weren’t just teachers; they were mentors. They inspired me to mentor other women in the same way, and now the percentage of women working in my industry has increased dramatically."

"The Curtin community was so supportive. The encouragement of my supervisors, support from the Guild and the friends I made on campus motivated me to complete my PhD."

"I was the first member of my family to attend university, and as a student really felt that my degree was going to open up so many opportunities."

"Playing soccer at Henderson Court boosted my confidence and introduced me to students from different majors, locations and backgrounds."

"One of my lecturers encouraged us to think about whether our employer’s values align with our personal values. I took this advice on board, left my industry and now work in a role where I truly feel like I make a difference."

"I met my wife when I was tutoring; we now have three children."

"A trip to Carnavon and Kalgoorlie to study Indigenous community health opened my eyes, and allowed me to see how much I had in common with the groups I met from these areas."

"Being at the opening of WAIT fifty years ago."

"The people I came in contact with through my degree now shape my professional network."

What was your ‘lightbulb moment’ during your time at Curtin?

Giving to the Alumni Annual Appeal

Funds raised in the Alumni Annual Appeal will create new opportunities for those students with boundless potential but limited means, and will help get innovative ideas off the ground.

100% of your donation will be used for the cause you choose to support, and we'll keep you informed of the impact of your gift. Gifts to the Appeal are tax-deductible.

Giving to Curtin – FAQs

Alumni Futures Fund Scholarships

Alumni Futures Fund Scholarships

The Alumni Futures Fund will provide vital funds to assist and encourage Curtin students experiencing difficult personal and financial circumstances.

Last year, less than 25% of students who applied for a scholarship based on financial disadvantage received the support they needed. Through Alumni Futures Fund Scholarships, Curtin alumni will transform the lives of current students, providing them with new opportunities and supporting them as they strive to make tomorrow better.

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WA School of Mines Scholarship Endowment Fund

WA School of Mines Scholarship Endowment Fund

The Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) has been at the forefront of enhancing the knowledge and skills of the mining and resources sector for more than a century.

The WASM Scholarship Endowment Fund will invest donations to establish a sustainable source of funding for generations of WASM students in need of support, encouraging the brightest students of all backgrounds and experiences to become future industry leaders.

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Supporting the Research & Innovation Fund

Alumni Innovation Fund: Accelerate

Since its inception as the WA Institute of Technology, Curtin has had innovation at its heart. The Alumni Innovation Fund celebrates this spirit, and through its support of the burgeoning ideas of students and recent graduates, will foster the development of inventive solutions to the world’s issues.

This year the Appeal will enable alumni to back a student or recent graduate’s innovative idea, providing seed funding, training and mentorship through the Curtin Accelerate program.

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The Appeal

The Alumni Annual Appeal ran for six weeks, from Wednesday 13 September until Tuesday 24 October.

We have been overwhelmed by the support of the alumni community. You came together to give new opportunities to students experiencing disadvantage, and to assist the business idea of a bright young mind. We're excited to keep you informed about how your gift has changed the lives of students, and helped them make tomorrow better for others.

If you would still like to make a donation, you can do so here.

Future students scholarships

Alumni Futures Fund Scholarships

Assisting students with boundless potential but limited means.
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Reseasrch and innovation fund

WA School of Mines Scholarship Endowment Fund

Creating a sustainable source of support for generations of students.
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Research and Innovation fund

Alumni Innovation Fund: Accelerate

Supporting Curtin’s innovative thinkers.
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