Jane Hansen and Paul Little (Toll Holdings) have established a $30m student residence and scholarship programme at the University of Melbourne. The money will build “a landmark student residence” in Carlton, Little Hall which will house 669 students. It will also support Hansen Scholars who will live in the hall and be helped with “general living expenses for the duration of their bachelor degree.” The scholarship programme will run for 40 years, with a first intake of 20. The Hansen Little Foundation’s gift is the largest to benefit students the University of Melbourne has received.
This is a new bid for the elite undergraduate market – on similar lines to the Graeme and Louise Tuckwell scholarships at ANU. The Tuckwell programme also includes student housing construction, with 800 beds in two halls of residence. All up the Tuckwell gift is estimated to be worth $200m over 30 years, (CMM July 13 2016).