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The South Australia Presentation Event

A few weeks ago, AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes and AVCAT Chairman Major General Bill Crews AO (Ret’d) travelled to Adelaide for the Presentation of the South Australian Long Tan Bursaries and Sponsored Scholarships. A special thanks to Deputy Commissioner of DVA South Australia, Ms Janice Silby, and to her Adelaide DVA team for coordinating and…

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Welcome to the new AVCAT Chairman, Major General Bill Crews OA (Ret’d)

A very warm welcome to the new AVCAT Chairman, Major General Bill Crews OA (Ret’d) (pictured above with AVCAT CEO, Joan Hughes). Bill has been appointed by the Federal Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Dan Tehan MP. Bill served in the Australian Army for more than 37 years, retiring in 1999 from the position…

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2017 NT Presentation is a wrap!

On Friday May 12, the first Presentation of the Long Tan Bursary and Sponsored Scholarships for 2017 was held in Darwin. A special mention must be made to the DVA Darwin staff for coordinating the presentation, especially to Acting Deputy Commissioner Lance Johnson who facilitated the event. It was an intimate gathering celebrating the achievements of our two…

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Wrap up from the 2017 NSW Presentation Ceremony

Last Friday, May 26, we celebrated the remarkable achievements of our NSW 2017 recipients at the Long Tan Bursary and Sponsored Scholarship presentation ceremony. The presentation event was generously hosted by the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs office in Sydney. Thank you to the Sydney DVA staff who went above and beyond to ensure…

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Long Tan Bursary recipient Jake Stalker is helping others to a brighter future through education

Riverstone resident Jake Stalker knows first-hand that education is the key to overcoming adversity. The Swinburne University student is currently completing the third year of a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), thanks to the financial support of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in the form of a Long Tan Bursary. Inspired by this support,…

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Article about Eleanor Harper in the Daily Telegraph

It is always wonderful to see our scholarship recipients getting coverage in the news! Be sure to have a read of this article in the Daily Telegraph about Ellie Harper, one of our recipients of the Legacy Australia Scholarship which is funded through Westpac. Read More >

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Meet our Brisbane Water Legacy Club Scholarship recipient – Isabella Hill!

Over the next few months, we will be introducing some of our new and continuing scholarship recipients. Today, we are very excited to introduce Isabella Hill, one of our continuing Brisbane Water Legacy Scholarship Recipients! “My name is Isabella… I’m 19 years old and I’m in my second year at Macquarie University, completing a Bachelor…

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Register your interest for our 2018 scholarships. Application forms will be sent out in July to everyone on our Expressions of Interest register