Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local high school students studying modern history can now apply for a Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship, which will provide opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war.
Up to 20 selected students will be selected to join a two-week study tour to significant historical sites to learn about the service of Australian men and women in the World Wars and other conflicts.
This offers a unique learning experience that complements the NSW History Syllabus, which enhances and reflects on history studies in the classroom.
I encourage local high school students in Year 10 and Year 11 with a keen interest in history to apply as this is a hands-on learning opportunity to represent their local school and our local community.
The 2022 study tour will take place during the Term 3 school holidays (26th September to 7th October 2022) and will visit locations in Sydney, Regional NSW and the ACT.
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.
This is an especially important tour in 2022, a year that commemorates 80 years since our veterans fought for our freedom during the Second World War.
Eligible students can apply online by submitting a short personal essay, a letter of recommendation, a parent consent form and a copy of a marked history assignment.
Included in the Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship is:
All learning and leisure activities on the tour
All travel while on the tour e.g. flights, airconditioned coaches, public transport
All meals including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner
All accommodation (usually in hotels or motels and shared with other scholars in twin or triple rooms)
Uniforms to wear on the tour
Registrations will close on Monday 28th March 2022.
For more information about the program, please visit the website at: www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/education/premiers-anzac-memorial-scholarship