Scholarship Recipient

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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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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