Alumni Giving

David Bruce Smith smlMeet David Bruce-Smith, a UWS Alumnus who first graduated in 1994 with a Graduate Diploma of Social Ecology and then in 1996 with a Master of Applied Science (Social Ecology) before going on to complete a Master of Science (Honours).

David studied at UWS while working for the Australian Tax Office , where he spent the last 20 years of his career as a business systems analyst and an internal organisational design consultant.

David says there are two main reasons why he supports UWS, the first is that one of the great lifelong lessons UWS taught him was how profoundly liberating and emancipator education and scholarship can be. The second being that he is appreciative of the education he received from UWS, which greatly enhanced his professional career path.

David feels it is important to give back. ‘Where I can, I want to help others pursue their education and academic interests’ says David.

Last year the first five UWS Community Scholarships were awarded through gifts from UWS alumni, staff and students. In 2013 we had over fifty applicants for the community scholarships and hope to award at least two more scholarships to students doing it tough.

UWS has more than 120,000 alumni, so our ability to help the students of today and the graduates of tomorrow to reach their potential is enormous.

Together, we can achieve this – and keep on track the goal of UWS being a world-class institution.

By continuing to engage with and support UWS, you can carry on making a real difference to our Learning, Teaching and Research programs.

Your gift – regardless of size – can:

• Change lives by funding scholarships
• Help attract the best academics
• Support innovation and development
• Develop advanced resources and facilities

As a graduate, you can give now to support the Alumni Scholarship Fund and help ensure future generations of students, who are following in your footsteps, achieve their full potential.

You could also choose to make an unrestricted gift to the University.

Gifts of $2 or more are tax-deductible. 100% of every gift contributes to excellence at UWS.


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