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The ECU Foundation attracts philanthropic and non-philanthropic support from individuals, alumni, business organisations, industry leaders and the general community. Donations and gifts assist ECU to fulfil its core mission of supporting and promoting teaching and learning, and the pursuit of education and excellence in research.

Supporting our communities

By choosing to support us through one of our three key initiatives, you will be helping to enrich the lives of our students, researchers and the general community:

  • Child education and development
  • Living well, living sustainably
  • Developing art and culture in WA

How to donate

By donating to the ECU Foundation you have the opportunity to improve lives through supporting education attainment and collaborative research. You can support us through:

Giving to scholarships and prizes

Scholarships and prizes

By investing in a scholarship, award or prize at ECU, you are directly investing in the future of our students.

Inspiring Minds Scholarships Fund

Support our university-wide scholarship fund, enhancing research and supporting equity students.


Dr Anthony Medhurst, Director of ECU's Office of Advancement and Brad Geatches, Perth Airport CEO congratulate scholarship recipients Kelli Schmitt and Daniel Edwards Thumbnail

Off to a flying start

ECU students Kelli Schmitt, Daniel Edwards and Kirsty Eades have been awarded a 2014 Perth Airport Indigenous Scholarship thanks to the generosity of Perth Airport.

Second year music student Hannah Th'ng tests the new Fazioli grand piano, with McCusker Charitable Foundation Trustees Dr Malcom McCusker and Carolyn McCusker. Thumbnail

New piano hitting the right notes

More than 24 years after donating the original grand piano to WAAPA, the McCusker family have given a Fazioli grand piano to a new generation of music students.

Sarah Louise-McDougal says the scholarship has helped her move to the city to study nursing. Thumbnail

Scholarship to support future nurses

Thanks to the generosity of the Swift family, two regional students have been awarded $24,000 each to support their nursing studies.

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