Established in 2013, the University of Wollongong USA Foundation enables US-based alumni and friends to support the University’s key priorities including student equity, health and medical research and solving global challenges.

The University’s continued excellence in these areas can only be sustained with the support of its global network of alumni and friends.

The University of Wollongong USA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity registered in the US. The Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to support education, and specifically includes fundraising to support the University of Wollongong.

UOW USA Foundation Three Major Priorities

Rocking new horizons

Studying abroad can open up a whole new world of possibilities, but picking up your life and transporting it halfway across the globe can be a pretty big – and costly – deal. For Jordan Van Berkel, the first US-based student to study at UOW under the UOW USA Foundation’s new travel grants program – expecting his parents to pay his way was never on the cards. “I really wanted to study abroad, but it’s an expensive thing to do and I don’t come from a wealthy family,” Jordan explains. “I feel like my parents have done so much for me already and I don’t like the idea of burdening them financially; that’s not how I operate. It was important to me to apply for as many grants and scholarships as I could. Without this grant, I wouldn’t have been able to do it – at least, not without getting into significant debt.” When Jordan first learned about the UOW USA Foundation Alumni Travel Grant – made possible through the generosity of the university’s US based alumni and launched in 2018 to assist one UOW student to study in the US and one US student to study at UOW each year – he applied immediately.
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