20 students secure Premier's ANZAC memorial scholarship
Twenty students from Armidale to Parramatta and Gosford will embark on a two-week historical study tour in NSW, the ACT and Darwin as part of the 2022 Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship announced today.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said by partaking in this tour, successful students will further develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war.
“I congratulate the Scholarship recipients, who are being recognised for their positive contributions to their local communities, their respect for the service and sacrifice of Australian Defence Force personnel and their passion for studying history,” Mr Perrottet said.
“Over 125 students applied for the scholarship, and the 20 successful applicants come from places across Sydney and regional NSW, including Armidale, Bathurst, Young and Jindabyne.”
Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the 20 successful students will visit important places associated with Australia’s military history.
“This is a wonderful experience, and it is vital that current generations continue to learn about the military history of New South Wales and our nation,” Mr Elliott said.
“The tour will be accompanied by a military historian to teach students about our nation’s military past and help them understand the importance of commemoration.
“In the 80th year since the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942, students will visit significant sites associated with the Second World War in and around Darwin,” he said.
Karina from Willoughby Girls High School looks forward to learning more about Australia’s war and peacekeeping efforts.
“I applied for this unique opportunity because I truly love history. I’m only just beginning to appreciate the breadth of service our military has provided throughout history and how it has shaped our nation today,” Karina said.
Auryn from Dulwich Hill High School of Visual Arts and Design is honouring his Grandfather, who served in France in World War One.
“I want to develop a deeper understanding of the Anzac legacy. I am looking forward to hearing the stories about those who made sacrifices, gaining insights from experts and visiting places of historical significance,” Auryn said.
More information about the Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship is available here.