Scape Group launches $26M Student Accommodation Scholarship Program

2020-08-18 06:00 2847
  • Scape Group is leaning in to support Australia's student economy and the nation's health
  • The Scape Group is opening their doors with more affordable living solutions for students enrolled in frontline courses who are soon to become Australia's health hero's

SYDNEY, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to Australia's health crisis and struggling education industry, student living specialist, Scape have funded an Accommodation Scholarship program valued at $26m which will be rolled out over 3 years. The first leg of this program is $6M being made available to students enrolled in courses relating to frontline health workers in semester two, 2020. This program will accommodate a great number of students with scholarship beds available in key gateway cities, alleviating some of the financial burden brought on by the current economic environment in a Covid-19 landscape. To see additional details and apply for the scholarship, visit

"Our vision is to support students who are studying courses in fields helping to create a better future for Australia's health.  This scholarship bed program will see dedicated student accommodation across key cities readily available to a large cohort of students studying Nursing, Health Science, Education and Research - all eligible to apply," said Anouk Darling, CEO.

The Scape Group acquired Atira Student Living in October 2019 and the long-standing Urbanest brand in May 2020 bringing its portfolio of owned and operated student buildings to 24. Having been first responders to living solutions amid a pandemic, the Urbanest and Atira teams are well equipped to support these students. With dedicated study spaces, a community of like-minded students and virtual eventing programs on offer, these students will be in environments that are conducive to academic success, personal, physical and mental wellness.

"We acknowledge the economic pressure and uncertainty that is impacting the education sector, our university partners and their student cohorts. In an unprecedented year, we must play a role in building back up and future proofing both our health and education industries in Australia," said Craig Carracher, Executive Chairman of Scape Group.

This scholarship program will ensure a broader group of students gain access to purpose built affordable living whilst undertaking their studies, putting them in the best position today to drive our frontline community needs of tomorrow.

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Source: Scape Group Australia