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CABN – photo by Murray Fredericks By Shane Laidlaw In 2017 I was fortunate enough to become a recipient of the AVCAT TPI South Australia scholarship. This gave me the ability to afford the expenses associated with studying. I was studying a Bachelor of Architectural Design, and this degree requires copious amounts of materials and…
Sheridan and colleague Rachel By Sheridan Warne Thanks to the AVCAT RSL Queensland scholarship I have immersed myself in a variety of amazing opportunities, including my most recent teaching practicum; it was twenty hours away from my home. It is my passion to live and teach in a rural community. I completed my fourth practicum…
Plaques Of The Day – Kelly Manning By Kelly Manning Twenty years ago, I was awarded a Vietnam Veterans’ Trust scholarship for children of Vietnam Veterans while completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing at RMIT University in Melbourne. The scholarship provided art supplies and books, enabling the production of a substantial body of…
By Nicholas Fraser In November 2018 I took part in a study tour hosted by the University of Tasmania. The study tour was focused on the use of bamboo in construction. It was an international exchange with UTAS, University of Technology Sydney, University of NSW, Hanoi Architectural University and the University of Architecture Ho Chi…
By Alex-Marie Howard Halfway through my third and final year of undergraduate study I started to think about what my future holds and where I want to take my degree and everything I’ve learnt. I started looking at honours degrees, as I never really had the opportunity to try my hand at research, research that…
“My bursary has proven to be of invaluable assistance to me during these times. I truly cannot express how much it helps to have that little bit more to rely on”
– Susie Benton,
Long Tan Bursary recipient
"This bursary meant a lot to me. It wasn't just the financial assistance but knowing someone cared and was sharing the journey.
I wanted to complete my degree here in Townsville so that I could be close to my father and he could continue to be a part of our lives. Dad has been the major role model in the lives of my three children. He is a good and stable influence. Thank you so much for your support.
- Wilhelmina Rawling
Long Tan Bursary Recipients
"Thank you for absolutely everything. For being the reason I could afford to print lecture slides for every class, park at uni, purchase the latest textbooks for reference and for being the reason I could visit my family during holidays.
They say that it is the little things that count and this could not be more true. By being provided the scholarship, I was able to complete two university degrees with a high distinction average, receive an award for academic excellence, gain practical industry experience, and remain sane in the meantime. TPI NSW, thank you!"
- Lyndell Dewar
TPI NSW Scholarship Recipient
The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through tertiary education. Through the generous support of the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, ex-service organisations, corporate sponsors and private donors, we provide scholarships which assist recipients to obtain the tertiary qualification they need for their chosen career.