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Stories

The voice of the scholar is the single most important feature in assessing and realising the impact of a scholarship. We are proud of all of our scholars. Here are some their stories reflecting on their journey.

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Big Plans & Tiny Homes

CABN - photo by Murray Fredericks By Shane Laidlaw In 2017 I was fortunate enough to become a recipient of the AVCAT TPI South Australia scholarship. This gave me the ability to afford the expenses associated with studying. I was...
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Teaching in Far North Queensland

Sheridan and colleague Rachel By Sheridan Warne Thanks to the AVCAT RSL Queensland scholarship I have immersed myself in a variety of amazing opportunities, including my most recent teaching practicum; it was twenty hours away from my home. It is...
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A Passionate Career

Plaques Of The Day - Kelly Manning By Kelly Manning Twenty years ago, I was awarded a Vietnam Veterans' Trust scholarship for children of Vietnam Veterans while completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drawing at RMIT University in Melbourne....
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Surgery in Chiang Mai

By Samantha Spark My name is Samantha Spark and I am a veterinary student, and AVCAT Legacy Australia Westpac scholarship recipient. I am going into my final eighteen months at university. In January 2019 I travelled to Chiang Mai in...
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Engineering the Future

By Casey Schackow Unfortunately my grandfather, a veteran, passed away when I was very young. However his selfless and ambitious mindset was instilled into my family. Growing up in a low income home my parents emphasised to me the principles...

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