VU is proud to acknowledge and highlight some of the wonderful gifts we've received. Donations of all sizes help us to continue offering world-class opportunities to our students and community.

Thank you.

Dr Susan Alberti AC

Susan Alberti

"Donating to the VU Achievement Scholarships Program is more than just providing an opportunity for students – it is about community, supporting and building successful communities. That is what is important to me.

"I hope I am encouraging other people to donate, because there's nothing more rewarding."
– Dr Susan Alberti, AC

Dr Susan Alberti AC is a highly respected and successful business-woman, generous and active philanthropist and passionate supporter of VU.

Dr Alberti gives generously to Victoria University's scholarships through her foundation.

Western Bulldogs



"I undertook a placement at Western Bulldogs in the Sons of The West program. I credit this as one of the greatest experiences the University has offered its students for our success."
– Carlie Amy Bauer, scholarship recipient

Read Carlie's story

Our partner the Western Bulldogs Football Club has donated funds to the VU Achievement Scholarship program since 2009. The club committed $25,000 annually for the 2017 – 2022 term.

The scholarship program helps students from Melbourne's western region to pursue their academic goals.

George Alexander Foundation


The George Alexander Foundation supported young people with promising academic ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to their community.

Musician Caitlin Kerr was one of the lucky recipients.

Each year from 2015 to 2020, five George Alexander Foundation scholarships were offered to encourage study in an undergraduate course that could lead to a community-focused career.

The foundation was established by Mr Alexander AM in 1972 to provide grants for public charitable purposes in Australia. The George Alexander Foundation Leadership Scholarship Program reflected the founder's special interests.