Staff giving

Be part of the culture of giving at La Trobe

Each year, our staff fund vital scholarships by donating to the Golden Lanyard Staff Giving program. These scholarships change students’ lives and send a powerful message to our communities that we care.

Through the program, staff can make tax-deductible donations to help students reach La Trobe and thrive while they're studying here. Staff who contribute receive a golden lanyard in acknowledgement of their generosity.

Since the Golden Lanyard program launched in 2013, staff have collectively donated to support over 50 full access scholarships for students from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds.

But for every student who receives a scholarship, many more miss out. Your donation today can help another deserving student access the lifetime benefit of tertiary education.

One such recipient is Juris Doctor student Philip. After being displaced by war in Syria, a Staff funded Scholarship gave Philip the chance to build a new life at La Trobe. Today, he’s on track to achieve his goal of practising law in Australia. Watch Philip’s inspiring story below.

Make a donation online

If you’re not already one of our amazing supporters, there are many ways to get involved. You can:

  • make a one-off donation online
  • make an ongoing commitment with a fortnightly pre-tax donation from your salary
  • organise a fundraising event in your office.

Every donation helps us create a better future for more students.

Alongside campus specific Golden Lanyard Scholarships for students experiencing disadvantage, staff can now also support:

Aiia Maasarwe Scholarship: Helping students undertaking an undergraduate degree or research PhD to address the safety of women and girls.

Tracey Banivanua Mar Scholarship: Continuing the renowned national and international scholar’s legacy of supporting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Humanities/Social Sciences students.

Judith Lumley Centre: Supporting research that addresses the major public health issues for women, children and families.

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC): Working towards a world in which autistic people, and their families, thrive.

For more information about how to get involved, please call (03) 9479 2011, email fundraising@latrobe.edu.au, or watch the video below.