22 Act Students Win Defence Technical Scholarships

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Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel

Thursday, 6 May 2010 


22 ACT students win Defence Technical Scholarships 

Alan Griffin, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, today

announced that 22 students from the Australian Capital Territory feature amongst the

760 recipients of the Defence Technical Scholarships 2010.

Mr Griffin said, “Four students from St Edmund’s College and three from Lake

Tuggeranong College are examples of the scholarship recipients across the ACT

receiving this highly competitive and prestigious award”.

“The Australian Defence Force is not immune to the nation-wide shortage of skilled

technical tradespeople, and through the Defence Technical Scholarships, the

Australian Defence Force seeks to help keep young people at school longer so that

they build a better foundation for a future trade career.

“The Defence Technical Scholarships seek to reward those students who are

interested in pursuing a technical trade career once they finish school.  Successful

students will receive Scholarships of $2,000 for Year 11 or $3,000 for Year 12.

“In addition, during their Scholarship year, some students will get the opportunity to

participate in Defence experiences, events, base and ship visits.

“Recipients are under no obligation to join the Australian Defence Force on

completion of their Scholarship or schooling.

“These 22 winners should feel very proud of their achievements, and I strongly

encourage technically-savvy students currently in Year 10 and Year 11 to consider

applying for a Defence Technical Scholarship in 2011,” Mr Griffin said.

More detailed information on the Scholarships can be found on the DefenceJobs

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