2017 Long Tan Bursary recipients announced

Thirty-seven students from across Australia will receive financial support towards their post-secondary education as recipients of a Long Tan Bursary.

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

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan said recipients of the Long Tan Bursary would receive financial assistance of up to $12,000 over three years [DVA web site says $9000].

“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 come from: Queensland (14); New South Wales (6); Victoria (6); Western Australia (5); South Australia (2); and, Northern Territory (2).

The Long Tan Bursary scheme is administered by the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Applications for each academic year open on Vietnam Veterans’ Day, 18 August, and close on 31 October.

For more information, visit www.dva.gov.au

This year’s recipients will be presented with their bursaries at State presentations in coming months.


The Long Tan Bursary recipients for 2017 are


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











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