Giving to AUT

A gift to AUT is an investment in a vibrant and diverse university, one committed to making education broadly accessible to a student body that represents New Zealand society.

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AUT prepares graduates to go out into the world and apply knowledge for wellbeing and prosperity, challenge thinking and tackle major social, environmental, business and political issues.

Our mission to create great graduates takes investment in excellent facilities and inspired staff doing academic research that filters into outstanding classroom learning. It takes a global outlook, achieved through strong connections with industry and alumni, overseas study tours and internship opportunities for our best and brightest. Sometimes, enabling our exceptional students to stay in university and take advantage of opportunities to fulfill their potential simply takes a small amount financial support.

Our community of generous donors enable our students to access support when they need it most and where it will have the most impact on their lives. From essential grants that get them through difficult times to scholarships to enable enriching but otherwise inaccessible opportunities to extend personal capabilities and perspectives.

Your gifts help our students fulfill their potential and go on to make a difference in the world.

Sometimes a small amount of money can keep our talented students in university. Your gift to AUT can help make sure no one is prevented from studying here because of financial circumstances.

  • Only 33% of students have access to student allowance
  • The cost of living in Auckland is more expensive than anywhere else in the country, with housing 39% and transport 55% more expensive than Dunedin
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Nadia Liebert3rd-year student, Bachelor of Business in Finance and International Business“I’ve been lucky enough to receive the AUT Woolf-Fisher First-in-Family scholarship. I cried on the phone when I got the call confirming that I received the scholarship! This has absolutely changed my time at university and means I can graduate without a student loan.”“I’ve been lucky enough to receive the AUT Woolf-Fisher First-in-Family scholarship. I cried on the phone when I got the call confirming that I received the scholarship! This has absolutely changed my time at university and means I can graduate without a student loan. Not having financial stress on top of everything else makes life so much easier when at university. We get amazing support from the scholar support team, and the opportunities that come with a scholarship are awesome – from networking and event invitations to being matched with a mentor.”
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Taylah Sykes-MartinNgāti Porou
2nd-year student, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation in Management
“Sport has always been my passion. I’ve recently been awarded an internship in New York by Sarah Robb O’Hagan who is a Kiwi American executive, activist and entrepreneur. I’m one lucky person, and am very excited to develop new skills and new insights into sport management through this internship.”“Sport has always been my passion. I’ve recently been awarded an internship in New York by Sarah Robb O’Hagan who is a Kiwi American executive, activist and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of Flywheel Sports, an indoor cycling company, which is where I’m working as a talent assistant for my 12-week internship. Sarah Robb O’Hagan loved my background and saw potential in me. She then chose me for this internship. I’m one lucky person, and am very excited to develop new skills and new insights into sport management through this internship.”
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Sarah BowyerCourt Registry Officer, Ministry of Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Criminology graduate
“From a young age, I’ve had strong opinions about crime, punishment and rehabilitation and I came to AUT to challenge, share and grow these beliefs. The Woolf Fisher Trust paid for my course fees for three years and put on many networking and team building events, and Kea supported me with a mentor from the New Zealand Police.”“From a young age, I’ve had strong opinions about crime, punishment and rehabilitation and I came to AUT to challenge, share and grow these beliefs. I appreciated the support I was offered throughout my studies. The Woolf Fisher First Trust paid for my course fees for three years, supported me with a mentor from the New Zealand Police, and put on many networking and team building events. I think winning the AUT Woolf-Fisher First-in-Family scholarship is one of the most significant things I’ve achieved. I was constantly reminded that I can achieve anything with the right attitude, heart and determination.”
Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipients 2017
Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipients 2017
Camilla Wyness, 2017 Internz International Scholarship Programme recipient, worked at TimeZoneOne, Chicago
Camilla Wyness, 2017 Internz International Scholarship Programme recipient, worked at TimeZoneOne, Chicago

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Email: foundation@aut.ac.nz

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Megan Burfoot receiving Freemasons University Scholarship
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Claudia Raven running a half-marathon
AUT fourth-year law student Te Puea Matoe
Megan Burfoot receiving Freemasons University Scholarship
A wealth of talent
11 Jul, 2018
As the Freemasons Charity invites applications for university scholarships for study in 2019, we talk to one AUT recipient on the difference it has made.
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Palliser Ridge Scholarship knitted-up
10 Jul, 2018
A scholarship sponsored by a prominent wool producer enables one of our textile design students to pursue her idea for stylish sound-proofing.
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Joining top young entrepreneurs
03 Jul, 2018
Computer science and business student Olaf Wrieden is heading to Melbourne in July to attend the ASES Summit.
Claudia Raven running a half-marathon
21 half marathons before 21
27 Apr, 2018
A Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT scholarship student has achieved an incredible feat of running 21 half marathons before her 21st birthday.
AUT fourth-year law student Te Puea Matoe
Law student’s Borrin Foundation support
13 Apr, 2018
The research grant will fund a research internship investigating how cultural information can improve outcomes for Māori in the justice system.