Bequests

Making a bequest

Leaving a gift in your Will is one way to ensure your legacy lives on into the future.

After you have provided for your family and friends, you may wish to leave a gift to the Federation University Australia Foundation.

A charitable bequest can take many forms, including:

Pecuniary bequest:  A fixed amount of money.

Gift in-kind:  A non-monetary donation, such as artworks, books or property.

Residual bequest:  The remainder (or residue) of your estate after all debts, charges and gifts have been deducted.

Percentage of residual bequest:  a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all debts, charges and gifts have been deducted.

Percentage bequest:  a predetermined percentage of your total estate.

You can choose exactly how you wish to direct your gift.  This may be designating it to a specific area or project - such as student scholarships, research efforts, or the provision of state-of-the-art facilities - or to the area with the most vital need.

Wording your will

Making a bequest to the university is as simple as including wording such as the following in your will:

  1. Wording for a residuary bequest:
    I give and bequeath the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to the Federation University Australia (ABN 51 818 692 256) of PO Box 663 Ballarat, Victoria 3353, for its general purposes / research / facilities / education purposes / for the purposes of establishing a scholarship in the name of [NAME] and declare that the receipt at the time shall be sufficient.
  2. Wording to leave a percentage of the residue of an estate:
    I give and bequeath _____________________ per cent of the residue of my estate to the Federation University Australia (ABN 51 818 692 256) of PO Box 663 Ballarat, Victoria 3353, for its general purposes / research / facilities / education purposes / for the purposes of establishing a scholarship in the name of [NAME] and declare that the receipt at the time shall be sufficient.
  3. Wording for leaving a percentage of the total estate:
    I give and bequeath _____________________ per cent of my estate to the Federation University Australia (ABN 51 818 692 256) of PO Box 663 Ballarat, Victoria 3353, for its general purposes / research / facilities / education purposes / for the purposes of establishing a scholarship in the name of [NAME] and declare that the receipt at the time shall be sufficient.
  4. Wording for leaving a fixed amount:
    I give and bequeath  the sum of $______________ to the Federation University Australia (ABN 51 818 692 256) of PO Box 663 Ballarat, Victoria 3353, for its general purposes / research / facilities / education purposes / for the purposes of establishing a scholarship in the name of [NAME] and declare that the receipt at the time shall be sufficient.

Carol Lynette Grant Prowse Bequest

Carol Lynette Prowse studied at the Mt Helen Campus, grading with a Diploma of Teaching in 1983.  She went on to pursue a career in teaching and remained passionate about educating both herself and her children.

Sadly, Carol passed away in 2015.  The Carol Lynette Grant (Prowse) Scholarship was established in her honour and in recognition of her passion for education, and provides $7,000 to a student undertaking studies in Higher Education annually.

Would you like more information?

If you would like to create a special legacy, or require more information about leaving a bequest, please contact a member of the Foundation team. We can also discuss how your donation may be appropriately recognised.  Rest assured that all bequest information is treated in absolute confidence and is not legally binding in any way.  Further information is available in the Federation University Australia bequest brochure.

Please contact the Foundation team on 03 5327 9929 or complete the further information form and email to foundation@federation.edu.au