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Alumni News – Angela Redfern

Congratulations to Angela Redfern. Angela has been accepted into the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Notre Dame, WA starting in 2020. We are delighted for Angela and wish her all the very best as she begins the next stage of her studies. Angela, an AVCAT Alumni was awarded the Long Tan Bursary…

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The Final Countdown

AVCAT student John Mathieson  wrote a wonderful note to the War Widows’ Guild of NSW. The War Widows’ Guild of NSW sponsor John’s scholarship. John with Rhondda Vanzella OAM – President WWG NSW Thanks to the Australian War Widows’ NSW, I am on track to finally complete my studies at the end of this semester.…

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Alumni News – Gemma Lawton

AVCAT alumni Gemma has been making a splash blowing her horn. Earlier this year Gemma toured Spain with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony. The ensemble is an elite group of 40 of the best wind symphonic students at the Conservatorium. The group was invited to play at the International Conference of the World…

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Tales from the City

Photo by Laura MacDonald AVCAT alumni Laura moved from rural NSW to Melbourne for university. Laura says, ‘the most challenging thing for me with moving from the country to the city was finding solitude’. Laura warmed to the city as her studies progressed and enjoyed ‘traipsing around the city learning about different cultures, art and…

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Karla Price

By Karla Price I grew up in the coastal Queensland city of Hervey Bay with my mum and dad, Mary-Anne and Marty, and my two brothers Sean and Chris. I have always been passionate about photography and filmmaking so when I asked my parents to move me to a school with a better film program,…

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Solving Wonderful Mysteries

By Jessica Baker I always knew I wanted to do something that would make an impact in the world, and I’ve always loved science. This year I finally saw my years of hard work culminate, and my two passions combine, when I started my honours research. Receiving an AVCAT scholarship was vital in helping me…

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Helping Horses on the Gili Islands

By Amanda Drought As an avid animal lover, and Dr Harry fan, my ambition to become a vet started from a young age. As I grew older this ambition stuck with me and grew stronger. My bi-cultural, Indonesian and Australian, upbringing allowed me to realise a large contrast in animal welfare standards between South-East Asia and…

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Alessandra Bridge Designs Her Future

Alessandra & her computer By Alessandra Bridge When I graduated from high school, in 2017 I received an OP score of 18* or below, only seven ranks away from the lowest achievable OP score. This is despite putting in the hard yards and having a predicted OP score of 9 or below. Receiving the Long…

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Setting Sail & Changing Course

AVCAT RSL Queensland Scholarship student Sarah was living right in the middle of her dream, but it wasn’t what she expected. Instead of wallowing Sarah got right down to working out a new direction. By Sarah Strong I’ve dreamed of being on stage since I can remember. Growing up in Queensland, people would say that…

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Julia Clugston – Correspondent

By Julia Clugston   Receiving one of the Long Tan Bursaries for 2019 was one of the most exciting things to happen to me this year. I come from a small town called Stawell which is located in the Grampians in Western Victoria. I have grown up on a farm my whole life and have…

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AVCAT RSL Queensland Scholarship a ‘life-changer’

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Bill Roberts – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to give so much of themselves to AVCAT and the ex-service community. Bill Roberts OAM, JP…

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2021 Applications open 18 August 2020 close 31 October 2020 at 5 pm AEDT.
2020 Scholarships announced by the end of February 2020.