Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting the University of Otago by making a donation. Whatever your gifted amount is, your support truly matters and will make a big difference. We offer a range of options for donating to Otago, from annual giving to giving to a specific area of interest, to leaving a bequest. If you would prefer to discuss your support for the University with us in person please contact Shelagh Murray, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, or one of our Development managers, listed below.
Pūtea Tautoko student support fund
Named Pūtea Tautoko, which translates as financial support, the fund is a way for the University community to support those members facing the greatest need in extraordinary times.
All students will be eligible to apply for this hardship funding, whether they are New Zealand or international students, full-time or part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate.
The Sophia Michelle McMillan Crestani Scholarship
Established in 2020 in memory of Sophia Michelle McMillan Crestani, a second-year Bachelor of Science student studying mathematics and statistics. Sophia passed away in tragic circumstances at a student party in North Dunedin on 6 October 2019.
The Marine Studies Centre
Your donation to the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre will help to foster an understanding and appreciation of New Zealand’s unique marine environment and responsibility towards its conservation.