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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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26 May 2017

Long Tan Bursary recipients announced

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today congratulated the 37 students from across Australia who will receive financial support towards their post-secondary education as recipients of a Long Tan Bursary.

Mr Tehan said the Long Tan Bursary honoured the service and sacrifice of Australia’s Vietnam War veterans by providing financial support for their children to undertake post-secondary education.

Recipients of the Long Tan Bursary receive financial assistance of up to $12,000 over three years.

“Providing the children of our Vietnam veterans with educational support is just one way we continue to honour the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country in Vietnam,” Mr Tehan said.

“It is an honour to announce the 37 recipients of the 2017 Long Tan Bursaries and wish them the best of luck with their further study.

“Every Vietnam veteran can feel a measure of pride that these young Australians have received an incredible opportunity in recognition of their service.

“The sacrifices their parents made during the Vietnam War will never be forgotten or underestimated.”

Recipients of 2017 Long Tan Bursaries by state:

  • Northern Territory – 2
  • New South Wales – 6
  • South Australia – 4
  • Queensland – 14
  • Victoria – 6
  • Western Australia – 5

Applications for each academic year open on Vietnam Veterans’ Day, 18 August, and close on 31 October. The Long Tan Bursary scheme is administered by the Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. For more information, visit the DVA website.

Editor’s note: Students will be presented with bursaries at state presentations in the coming months. A list of recipients in each location, is attached.

Media enquiries:

Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

Long Tan Bursary recipients for 2017

Matthew Doyle Bachelor of Commerce
Christopher Wheat Diploma of Nursing
Angel Cano Diploma of Information Technology
Adam Davidson Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Jacob Morath Bachelor of International Studies – Bachelor of Laws
Luke Toutou Bachelor of Laws
Catherine Allingham Doctor of Medicine
Dominik Turner Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Elizabeth Arnold Bachelor of Nursing
Alannah Jade Brooks Bachelor of Nursing
Sally Browne Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Jacob Catheray Bachelor of Creative Industries
Neve Cavanagh Bachelor of Science
Sharon De Loryn Bachelor of Science
Billie Jo Homuk Bachelor of Science
Made McLean Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business
Victoria Odmark Bachelor of Science
Cheriden Osmond Bachelor of Clinical Science and Osteopathy
Melody Sanders Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Emilee-Clare Smith Bachelor of Business and Commerce
Matthew Wade Diploma of Business Administration/ Diploma of Business
Keeley Walker Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Eirene Donnelly Bachelor of Commerce
Tess Homann Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
Robert Kennedy Bachelor of Applied Science/Master of Podiatric Practice
Claudia Phillips Bachelor of Fine Arts
Kimberley Prince Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood Education)
Marcus Tarticchio Bachelor of Commerce
Joshua Millard Bachelor of Science
Kerry Elder Advanced Diploma of Kinesiology
Tyro Lavine Diploma of Screen and Media
Kathleen McAdam Bachelor of Arts
Kaisha Saunders Bachelor of Science-Pharmacy
Naomi Burt Bachelor of Nursing
Darren Halsey Diploma of Nursing
Nathan Peacock Bachelor of Visual Arts
Carl Watson Bachelor of Science

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.