2019 AFA Vic/Vietnam Veterans Bursaries Awardees Announced
Two young women who are about to commence their tertiary education were the recipients of the 2019 AFA Victoria Vietnam Veterans Bursaries.
Chloe Reed (granddaughter of AVM Alan Reed and Dr Graeme Killer) is commencing a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Global Studies at Monash University, and Lucinda Sonneman Mathieson will be studying Marine and Antarctic Science at the University of Tasmania.
Lucinda is the granddaughter of former 9 SQN pilot, Ross Mathieson. Ross represented Lucinda at the meeting as his granddaughter had already moved to Hobart. Both students were also presented with Encouragement Awards kindly donated by four members of the Branch Committee.
Chloe and Lucinda must be congratulated for the quality of their applications and we wish them well in their future educational endeavors.
The purpose of the bursary is to provide financial assistance to direct relatives of Vietnam and later veterans seeking to progress their recognised vocation training. The Bursary will be administered on behalf of the Foundation by the AFA Vietnam Veterans Association (RAAFVVA).
To find out more about AFA Foundation Bursaries and how to apply, visit http://raafavic.org.au/news/25801/raaf-association-foundation.
Above (left): Chloe Reed receiving the AFA Bursary from the AFA Foundation Chairman John McCrystal.
Above (right): Ross Mathieson on behalf of his daughter, Lucinda receiving the Snow Coughlan Encouragement Award from Gill Coughlan.