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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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Julia Clugston – Correspondent

By Julia Clugston Receiving one of the Long Tan Bursaries for 2019 was one of the most exciting things to happen to me this year. I come from a small town called Stawell which is located in the Grampians in...
Rhiannon RSLQ

AVCAT RSL Queensland Scholarship a ‘life-changer’

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Bill Roberts OAM – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...
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Treading the Boards

Photo by Nick Morrissey It fills me with gratitude to think about what the future holds, and I’m so grateful to AVCAT and RSL Queensland for backing me in the pursuit of a professional career. Chase your dreams with determination,...
Meg Green

Meg Green AM – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...
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Bill Crews AO – Chair, AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...
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Ken Foster OAM – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...
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Jenny Gregory – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...
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Phil Badcock OAM – AVCAT Board

We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to...
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Student Nurse in Vietnam

Student Nurses in Vietnam - Alannah third from left By Alannah Brooks I travelled to Vietnam for a three-week Nursing and Allied Health placement with Southern Cross University. I was placed at The Friendship Village, a residential rehabilitation facility that...
 Long tailed Macaques

A Jungle Study

By Sharon de Loryn In November last year I was fortunate enough to head to Borneo, Malaysia to complete one the subject Studies in the Equatorial Tropics for my Zoology/Ecology degree with James Cook University. Under the supervision of world...
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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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