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The Ideals of Democracy

Laura Wood – Centre – Recipients of the 2018 Swiss Prize with Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Cardew-Hall (far left) and His Excellency, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr Pedro Zwahlen (far right), photo courtesy ANU.   By Laura Wood It’s interesting to think about when I first applied for an AVCAT scholarship. My grade 12…

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A Fresh Flow of Clean Water

Joshua Millard wants everyone to have clean drinking water. His aim is to ‘provide drinkable water to remote and impoverished communities, and to use diplomacy skills to source funding and approval.’ Undertaking a Bachelor of Science majoring in Engineering Science, Political Science and International Relations Josh armed himself with the right kind of knowledge to…

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Jessica’s Dream to Help Others

Jessica has a close and loving relationship with her father, she says ‘he offers me guidance, experience and protection’. When Jessica’s father retired from service due to being incapacitated he started working at home as a full-time parent. ‘My father’s incapacitation has introduced a variety of limitations on our lifestyle, and the opportunities we could…

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Curtis Takes Flight

Curtis Rayment always had a plan, he was going to do whatever it took to become a Royal Flying Doctor. Curtis grew up on his family’s cattle farm in Western Queensland, where the district was experiencing the worst drought it had seen in years. Throughout Curtis’s formative years, his Grandfather, a Veteran of HMAS Australia…

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Kate Hallen – Artist

Kate Hallen Photographer: Liz Calligeros By Kate Hallen I am currently sitting on a couch in Phillip, Canberra, just off the back of the opening of the Australian National Veterans Art Museum’s (ANVAM) exhibition, From War. This exhibition is on display in Parliament House until 2 February 2019, and one of my artworks is on…

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2019 Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2019 scholarship round are now all in. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply. Our scholarships team is now working through the assessment process, which will continue through the holidays, until the end of January. All applicants will be notified whether their application was successful or not by the end…

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A Little TLC

By Caitlin Gauci At the 2013 AVCAT Scholarship awards ceremony in Brisbane, I accepted my scholarship with the deepest gratitude and a little confusion. I had been awarded the TLC scholarship but had no idea what the acronym was supposed to represent. I spent the ceremony frantically trying to figure out which of my father’s…

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Writing a New Legacy

Maddie Cook jumped into a Bachelor of Journalism at UTS with no idea what she was getting herself into. ‘All I knew was that I loved to write, and because my father was a journalist, good writing would be in my blood – right?’ Maddie’s father Ian, a Vietnam Veteran and powerhouse news journalist, inspired…

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What the Long Tan Bursary Means to Me

‘To me, this Long Tan Bursary is recognition of Dad’s service in Vietnam. I am proud of my Dad’s service and I am grateful he came home safely, unlike others.’ By Catherine Allingham I would like to explain just why I am so grateful, and so proud to be a Long Tan Bursary recipient. In…

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Ringing Bells

Belinda Smith has been ringing bells across the world. It’s unusual to compose music for bells but Belinda’s composition is so striking it’s been played in Australia and the USA. Belinda’s composition, originally written for the National Carillon in Canberra as an assignment for university, was heard and admired by a group of visiting carillonists.…

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