In 2016, philanthropists Graham and Louise Tuckwell announced Australia's largest personal philanthropic contribution to a university to fund a major expansion of the prized Tuckwell Scholarship Program at ANU.
This inspirational philanthropic act is worth about $200 million over 30 years. The funding will come from two iconic new halls of residence at ANU to be built over the next two years, funded by Graham and Louise Tuckwell at a cost of around $100 million. The expansion also includes construction of a $10 million Scholars House building, which will be the pastoral, academic and social heart of the Tuckwell Scholarship program.
With their gift, Graham, an ANU alumnus, and Louise have become pioneers in the support of education in Australia. Their vision is to see school leavers fulfil their potential and reinvest their knowledge, skills and experience in ways that benefit others.
The program has a focus on giving back to Australia and is the only one of its kind that nurtures scholars to fulfil their broader community ambitions over and above the pursuit of an undergraduate degree.
The Tuckwell Scholarship program represents a partnership between ANU and the Graham & Louise Tuckwell Foundation. The partnership integrates their passion for education with Australia's national university, offering students access to some of the world's greatest minds and Australia's best on-campus residential experience.