Scholarship Recipient

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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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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