Bursary for descendants of Indigenous veterans

On 1 January 2021, direct descendants of Indigenous Australian service men or women will be able to apply for a new bursary to undertake first year tertiary studies at university or Technical and Further Education (TAFE) throughout Australia.

26 June 2020

Gallipoli Scholarship Fund and Calleo Indigenous Pty Ltd logos

The bursary is offered by the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund in conjunction with Calleo Indigenous Pty Ltd, a contract and recruiting business specialising in providing skilled personnel to Government clients.

Calleo Indigenous is committed to creating and supporting Indigenous employment opportunities and has undertaken to fund the Calleo Indigenous Gallipoli Scholarship Fund for at least three years.

The Calleo Indigenous Bursary will be one of up to ten scholarships and bursaries offered to allow eligible descendants of Australian veterans to undertake first year tertiary studies at university or TAFE throughout Australia in 2021.

Major General Michael Smith AO (ret’d), chair of the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund, thanked Calleo Indigenous for their support and foresight, acknowledging the long and distinguished contribution made by Indigenous service men and women to the Australian Defence Force.

“This bursary is a fitting tribute to recognise their service in conflicts and peace operations,” he said.

Major General Smith said the Calleo Indigenous Bursary of $6,000 further expanded the fund’s scholarship program to descendants of Australians who have served in conflicts and peace operations since the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War.

Director and Owner of Calleo Indigenous, Mel Brown said: ‘We are looking forward to working with the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund to provide an Aboriginal Student with the opportunity to continue their education, and promote the importance of education within our Aboriginal Communities.

‘Education is the key to changing the past and creating future generations of families who are able to participate in, and encourage education.’

Applications for the scholarships and bursaries open on 1 January 2021 and close on 1 March. Details of supporting information required are available from the fund’s website: www.gallipolischolarship.com.au

For more information contact: hello [at] calleoindigenous.com.au or visit Calleo Indigenous’ website: www.calleoindigenous.com.au