Leaving a legacy to The Scots College honours the past and enshrines a place for you, and your family, long into the future. Together, we will design a bespoke giving plan that allows you to retain your assets for use during your lifetime and secure our future long into the future.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift specified within your will, which provides a way for you to make a lasting gift to something you care about.

Your bequest could be:

  • a specific financial contribution of any amount (money, property, shares or insurance policies);
  • a gift-in-kind (a non-monetary donation such as art, books, or equipment); or
  • a percentage of your estate or the residue of it after other distributions have been made.

By making a bequest to The Scots College Foundation you can retain the use and enjoyment of your assets during your lifetime and still provide a valuable gift to the College in the future.

Retain your assets during your lifetime, and later provide a valuable gift to a cause you care about.

We recommend you discuss this important matter with your solicitor who will be able to advise the best way of including a bequest to The Scots College Foundation when you are drafting your will. If you have already made your will, you can add a codicil to include the Foundation – a simple and inexpensive procedure.

Request a call, or an email below, and one of our team will get in touch.

You can always contact, also, Ms Rachel Kurenda in the Office of the Principal to schedule a meeting with Dr Lambert to discuss your gift. Ms Kurenda can be contacted at 02 9391 7661 or via email to r.kurenda@tsc.nsw.edu.au


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Bequests already making a difference

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Rowland Mailer Farquharson (1893-1993)

The RM Farquharson Bursaries have been established to assist boys to attend the College when financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from commencing or continuing at the College. Mr Farquharson’s life and bequest stand as evidence to the values of disciplined education, which he saw as essential to the health and well being of society.

Walter Alexander South (1915-2003)

During his time at the College, Mr South was a keen sportsman. He was in the 1st XI Cricket team in 1931, 1932 and 1933. In 1932 he played for Scots Tennis and was the captain of the GPS 2nds in 1933. He also played in the Tennis team in 1932. The generosity and forethought of Mr South has been recognised, in line with his wishes, through the WA South Memorial Bursaries. These bursaries are available to current and future students who demonstrate academic and sporting ability as well as financial need.

John Nugent Hanks (1926-2009)

John Hanks was born in Victoria but educated in New South Wales. He was Proxime Accessit to the Dux of The Scots College in 1942, before going on to St Andrew’s College. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from The University of Sydney and was a fine chess player throughout his life. The generosity of John’s legacy is be remembered through the John Hanks Archival Research Centre in the award winning Lang Walker Business Centre.

William Alan Brand Elder (1927-2010)

Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all of his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Alan studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Alan never married, however, the significant bequest he left allows his Scots family to remember him through a new facility in the award winning Lang Walker Business Centre.


Lives changed

Graeme Clark
Graeme Clarke AC ('51) researched and developed the bionic ear. He attended Scots on a scholarship

Graeme Milbourne Clark AC (’51)

Graeme Clark won a scholarship which allowed him to board at Scots from 1948 to 1951. He came to Scots ‘to prepare for medicine, and to realise a dream I had as an 11 year old to help deaf people like my father’. Graeme graduated from university with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. After training overseas he began as an ear, nose and throat surgeon before becoming a PhD student. His work in understanding how electrical stimulation of the auditory brain was perceived as speech eventually led to the invention of the multichannel cochlear implant. The first ‘bionic ear’ was implanted in 1978, and since then over 250,000 people in more than 100 countries have benefited. In 2004, Professor Clark was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and in 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Lister Medal for his contributions to surgical science.

At the opening of the Graeme Clark Centre for Innovation in the Sciences building at Scots in 2009, Graeme said, “At Scots I could not have wished for better teachers. ‘Hoey’ Simmons, who taught Chemistry and Physics, inspired us to learn by observation – a very good introduction to experimental methods in research. Rhys Jones, an outstanding English master, taught us logical thinking, and made us do innumerable exercises in summary writing, which later was a great help in all my studies. Then there was Fred Pollock who challenged us in maths which helped in analysing data from research. Finally, I remember Barney Cubis who led a Sunday Chapel service for us boarders, and shared his wonder at the development of a human baby and how in this he could see the hand of God. That insight stressed for me that scientific knowledge should only be seen as part of a greater truth.”

Lachlan Paul Menzies (’89)

Lachlan Menzies entered Scots in 1984 on a half scholarship. He was Dux of his year in 1984, 1985 and 1987. Lachlan was a Sub-Prefect and House Captain of Bruce House, and Pipe Major. A highlight of Lachlan’s time at Scots was being presented to His Excellency Rear Admiral Sir David Martin, Governor of New South Wales (who was also a Scots Old Boy), as Pipe Major. Lachlan’s HSC score was within the top 0.78% in the state. At university he obtained a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws and, having been a solicitor and adjunct lecturer at the College of Law, he is now a barrister at the NSW Bar.

The world will always need men of integrity and honour. Leave your legacy by gifting the world generations of fine, honourable leaders.

Lachlan believes his career was made possible by his development at Scots in spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, numeracy, as well as an ability to express himself. His time at Scots was the happiest and most fulfilling schoolboy days he could wish for. The benefit of this start in life is something he will forever appreciate and he could not have attended Scots without the half scholarship.

Henry James Hamilton (’12)

Henry Hamilton entered Scots in 2007, continuing the legacy of a long family history. A country boarder and member of Royle House he achieved many academic recognition awards whilst representing the College at Tennis in the 1sts. He was actively involved in Rugby, Pipes and Drum as well as took part in an international exchange program. He was the Senior Boarder Prefect for 2012. Henry is extremely proud of this honour and believes his time at Scots has helped him build his leadership skills, given him a strong academic background and allowed him to follow in the footsteps of his father. Currently he is studying Engineering/Commerce at The University of Sydney. Upon completion of his degree he plans to spend some time travelling the world before returning to Australia to start his career as an Engineer.