CANBERRA, 23 June 2020 – Calleo Indigenous Pty Ltd has joined with the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund to establish a new bursary for direct descendants of Indigenous Australian serviceman or woman.
The Calleo Indigenous Bursary will be one of up to ten scholarships and bursaries offered to eligible descendants of Australian veterans from around the country in 2021 to undertake first year tertiary studies at university or TAFE throughout Australia. With a commitment to creating and supporting employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians, Calleo Indigenous has committed to (at least) 3 years of funding for the Calleo Indigenous Gallipoli Scholarship Fund.
The Chair of the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund, Major General Michael Smith AO, thanked Calleo Indigenous for their foresight and support, stressing that Indigenous servicemen and women have long made a distinguished contribution to the Australian Defence Force.
“This bursary is a fitting tribute to recognise their service in conflicts and peace operations” he said.
The Calleo Indigenous Bursary of $6,000 further expands the fund’s scholarship program to descendants of Australians who have served in conflicts and peace operations since the Gallipoli campaign in World War 1.
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. Mel believes… “Education is the key to changing the past and creating future generations of families who are able to participate in, and encourage education”.
Calleo Indigenous is a contract and recruiting business specialising in providing skilled personnel to Government clients, while supporting enhancement of Indigenous employment and career development opportunities.