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A bequest is a means of leaving a powerful and permanent legacy in your Will.

Making a bequest is a personal decision which enables you to specify where you would like your donation to be made, and what purpose you would like it to be used for. 

People have different reasons for leaving a bequest to USQ, they may wish to honour the memory of a loved one, invest in the future of the community through improving education, have a desire to support critical research and the development of new technology or to simply give others a chance to fulfil their learning potential.

A bequest to USQ can include gifting the whole or a portion of your estate, a specific sum of money, real estate, stocks and shares, art and other items as a means of funding endowed scholarships, research, strengthening university programs or developing university facilities.

Choosing the type of bequest that is best suited to your family and your intentions are important decisions which should be made with care and thought. We suggest talking to your family members and your solicitor about including a bequest to USQ in your Will.

Making a bequest is a very personal decision and will be treated in the strictest of confidence. For a confidential discussion on leaving a bequest to USQ, please contact USQ Advancement.

Find out more about leaving a bequest in the USQ Bequest Brochure (PDF 473KB).

Hear from our Bequestors

“Our family has a strong connection with education on the Darling Downs, with my own connection to USQ going back to when I was a student at the DDIAE. Sometimes kids are in that situation, where they have the brains but just don’t have the financial means to go to University. I was one of those kids who needed that little bit of support and I was fortunate enough to receive a small amount of financial assistance. I couldn’t have done it [University study] without it. That little bit of help makes the difference. With an education, you can have the world at your feet and I am so proud to be able to provide opportunities for others through a bequest to USQ.”

Kevin Charlesworth, Donor and Bequestor

“Commencing with my attendance at the McGregor Summer School many years ago, I have closely followed the growth of USQ. Both my father and grandfather were recipients of university scholarships which enabled them to pursue and achieve their educational goals which otherwise would not have been possible for them. It is a privilege for me to now help young students to pursue their educational goals with a scholarship at USQ.”

Barbara Thelander, Donor and Bequestor

"I feel that having an educated populace is the key to Australia's future. I was very fortunate that there were no fees when I completed my tertiary studies and had this not been the case I would not have been able to undertake them. Being able to remember a very talented close friend who was unable to realise his potential, while assisting another person to reach theirs, gives me a great deal of satisfaction".

Rob Nielsen, Donor and Bequestor