Thank you

Dr Margaret Mackisack

$600,000 Leadership Gift

Supporting Scholarships at Western Sydney University

I decided to give money to the Western Sydney University to endow an undergraduate scholarship for an asylum seeker student because it seemed to me most unfair that these students are ineligible for Commonwealth support that is available to permanent residents.

These are people with enormous resilience and drive to survive and succeed, and I believe Australia can only benefit from their educated contributions to our community.

"I am privileged to be in a position to help, and wish also for my gift to remember my late husband, Dr R.H.‘Ron’ Stillman, whose parents were themselves refugees in England before the First World War.

His enormous enthusiasm for learning, advancing his profession of electrical power engineering, and supporting those coming after him were an inspiration to many: I am sure that he would have been happy for this scholarship to be part of his legacy to the future."

- Margaret Mackisack

Scholarship Projects

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

Providing for our indigenous students.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Recognising academic excellence.

Equity Scholarships

Addressing disadvantage for our students.

Refugee Scholarships

Supporting students from a refugee background.


Scholarships (General)

Creating unlimited opportunities for talented and hardworking students.

Interested in how you can contribute?

Contact our team at giving@westernsydney.edu.au