For Those Who Stand Beside Them
Walk for a Veteran Inc teams with Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc. to offer New Spouse Scholarship
Walk for a Veteran Inc. has been supporting veterans and their families since the first Walk for a Veteran with PTSD in 2016. In that year $6000 was donated to the Royal Society of the Blind K9 Assistance Dog Program. The annual charity fund raising walk has continued to grow and in 2021 $60,000 was donated to like-minded charities seeking to support veterans and emergency services personnel, and their families.
Walk for a Veteran Inc. understands the important role a spouse has in supporting their member of the Defence Force. A spouse’s role is also of service and commitment to the country. In 2022 Walk for a Veteran Inc. has partnered with the Partners of Veterans Association of Australia Inc. to help Veteran’s partners strive to meet their full potential whilst providing valuable support to their loved one.
In 2022 a portion of the funds raised from the Walk for a Veteran with PTSD annual walk, being held in South Australia, will go towards creating a new scholarship for spouses/partners. The primary goal is to empower them professionally and encourage their service within the community.
From early 2023 the Partners of Veterans Association Inc (PVA) Scholarship program is open to current spouses of veterans and active service members from the ADF, including surviving spouses. Child dependents are not eligible to apply
Spouses/partners who apply can be a part-time or full-time student at a public or private, Australian-based, accredited institution for the upcoming academic year. They must study or be studying either a Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma, Undergraduate Degree, or a Post-graduate Diploma or Degree.
There will be 2 scholarships awarded, one for South Australians only, and the other open to all other states.
Each scholarship is awarded for the upcoming academic year only.
Scholarships of $5000 will be available to be used on education support such as tuition, textbooks, non-HECS course fees and other education related expenses.
Strong applicants for this scholarship will need to demonstrate clear academic and vocational goals, leadership aspirations and a willingness to perform current and future community service.
To register for the 2022 Smartbar Walk for a Veteran with PTSD (those supporting from interstate can choose a virtual option) https://www.mycause.com.au/events/2022smartbarwalkforaveteranwithptsd
Join us as an Associate Member.The list of people who could benefit from getting involved with PVA is extensive. They include: carers of veterans; mothers, fathers and siblings caring for single ADF members; and grandparents who have custody or temporary care of the children of ADF or former ADF members. The latter group often need the understanding of people who have raised their children in the shadow of ADF service. We also identify schoolchildren in need of support whose parent or parents have served our country.
Song: “The Military Wife”- dedicated to all past and present wives and partners of those who are serving or have served in the Australian Defence Force.
Written by Cath Parsons who says that music and poetry find her.
Click on the following link to hear the Australian Military Wives Choir perform