Scholarship Recipient

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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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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Scholarship Recipient Travels to the Frontier of Medical Engineering

Madison Rochford put her AVCAT TPI Queensland scholarship to good use. Travelling to the Netherlands Madison took part in an exclusive opportunity in medical engineering. By Madison Rochford Over the semester break, I was lucky enough to be accepted into a two week program at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The course was split…

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Angela Redfern – Long Tan Bursary Recipient

Guest speaker Angie Redfern, a 2016 Long Tan Bursary recipient, gave a fantastic speech to the 2018 Long Tan Bursary recipients, their families and members of the ex-service community at the presentation event in Perth on Friday June 22. We wish Angie all the best as she pursues her career. Guest Speaker – Angela Redfern…

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From Scratch to Success

AVCAT scholarship recipient Kelly Peihopa found herself starting from scratch, again, after the end of her marriage. Determined to “become educated, so I can provide a good future for myself and my four children,” Kelly commenced a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and History at the University of Newcastle in 2012, choosing to study…

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Andrew Jones – Never Give Up

Former AVCAT scholarship recipient Andrew Jones emailed us recently to let us know what he’s been up to since graduating with a double degree, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science, from the University of Queensland in 2014.  In his final semester of university Andrew said ‘Hopefully I can make a difference in the world. I…

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