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Big Plans & Tiny Homes

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…

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Teaching in Far North Queensland

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…

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A Passionate Career

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…

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Vietnam: A Tour of Bamboo

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…

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Research That Matters

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…

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AVCAT Commemorative Bursary Recipient is Chasing Her Dreams

By Taylor Heslington I remember the exact moment I found out I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship from AVCAT. I was leaving a lecture in first year, feeling overwhelmed about the five years of study ahead of me, when I checked my voicemail to discover that I was a recipient of the 2016…

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A Real Sense of Community

By Adam Davidson I have always had an affinity with volunteer community service. It started at school with an assignment on community service organisations, this lead me to volunteer with the State Emergency Service when I was 16. I was a SES volunteer for five years, I learnt a tremendous amount about what it really…

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Documenting the World Around Me

By Rhiannon Whitaker I was lucky enough to be awarded an AVCAT RSL Queensland scholarship in 2017, and it’s safe to say I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I’m in my final year of a Bachelor of Photography at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. For as long as I can remember,…

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The Jessup

Brooke Douglas and Team at ANU By Brooke Douglas In late 2018 I was selected to be a part of the Southern Cross University Jessup Team. A group of five of us were selected to compete on a national level in both the written memorials and oral advocacy in Canberra. The Jessup is the world’s…

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The Wide Swath of the Ancient World, and Then Me

Ancient languages, twin gods, and the underworld. AVCAT Scholarship recipient Sarah’s love for study was inspired by her veteran father. by Sarah Wessels One might say what engendered my interest in Hittite and Proto-Indo-European linguistics first started with the notion the world was much bigger than I had ever thought. A well-travelled veteran dad does…

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Surgery in Chiang Mai

By Samantha Spark My name is Samantha Spark and I am a veterinary student, and AVCAT Legacy Australia Westpac scholarship recipient. I am going into my final eighteen months at university. In January 2019 I travelled to Chiang Mai in Thailand and completed a clinical placement with the Worldwide Veterinary Service. Worldwide Veterinary Service operate…

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Engineering the Future

By Casey Schackow Unfortunately my grandfather, a veteran, passed away when I was very young. However his selfless and ambitious mindset was instilled into my family. Growing up in a low income home my parents emphasised to me the principles of stoicism, and the importance of courtesy and mindfulness. I have always been intrigued with…

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2020 Application Pack will be available August 2019.
2019 Scholarships announced February 2019.