National Defence Scholarships To Be Announced

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THE HON. ALAN GRIFFIN MP

Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel




Wednesday, 5 May 2010

004/2010


National Defence Scholarships to be Announced


What:

Announcement of Defence Technical Scholarship recipients by

Alan Griffin, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for

Defence Personnel.


Where:

Gisborne Secondary College, Melton Rd, Gisborne, Vic.


When:

8:45am for 9:00am, Thursday, 6 May 2010.  Please meet at the

Administration Centre.


Background:

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

will announce recipients of the 2010 Defence Technical Scholarships at

Gisborne Secondary College tomorrow, Thursday 6 May 2010.  He will

personally present certificates and cheques to five local students.


The Scholarships began in 2009 with 569 students from across Australia

receiving a scholarship.  This year 760 students will receive scholarships.


Defence currently offers up to 1500 Defence Technical Scholarships to

selected Year 11 and 12 students, valued at either $2000 or $3000 each, to

support their technical studies.


Defence Technical Scholarships reward technically savvy students for staying

on at school and enrolling in specific subjects, including mathematics and a

technical Vocational and Educational Training subject.


Defence Technical Scholarships encourage students to not only consider an

Australian Defence Force technical trade career pathway, but to do so after

completing Year 12.  The Australian Defence Force has more than 30

technical trades available for school leavers.


For further information visit: www.defencejobs.gov.au/DTS.


Media contacts:

Sasha Nimmo (Alan Griffin):

0437 863 109

Malcolm Grieve (Defence Force Recruiting):

0409 603 684

Defence Media Liaison:

02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664






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