Liam’s Got it Made

By R Walker - https://www.flickr.com/photos/mountainash/5161336158/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15005516 Bathurst Panorama – Photograph by R Walker Liam Higham is living his dream in the NSW regional city of Bathurst. At the tender age of 22 Liam was able to buy a house. He says ‘I am of the firm belief that this would not have been possible without the assistance of AVCAT and the Long Tan Bursary, which allowed me to focus on study while at university”.
Since receiving the Long Tan Bursary in 2013, Liam was able to undertake a Bachelor of Psychology at Charles Sturt University. He says ‘the Long Tan Bursary assisted me in being able to engage in university life without financial strain. I was able to take the time to develop friendships and establish myself in my own time and at my own pace.’

Liam is understandably excited about his future. ‘Reflecting on the past, my life is a far cry from what it used to be. I have recently been offered full-time work in a private practice, am halfway through my psychology internship and have recently marked the one-year anniversary of living in the house that I have bought. I feel as though I would not have had the head-start in life that I have been given, without the Bursary. While I don’t have nearly enough words in my vocabulary to express my gratitude, I would like to thank everyone in the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, AVCAT, and everyone involved with the Long Tan Bursary. Thank you all so much.’

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