The Gallipoli Scholarship Fund’s mission is to honour the memory and perpetuate the legacy of our Veterans who served Australia and New Zealand in conflicts and peace operations commencing in World War 1 through the granting of tertiary scholarships to eligible and deserving descendants of those Veterans. The GSF perpetuates among young Australians an understanding of those enduring traditions of perseverance, courage, self-sacrifice and mateship that were established so indelibly in the cause of world peace at Gallipoli and thereafter on other battlefields and peace operations.
The Gallipoli Scholarship Fund is a national organisation, with awards given to the most eligible candidates from all States and Territories. All Veterans, Veteran organisations, associations, clubs and sub-branches are encouraged to contribute to help support the future of the descendants of our Veterans that are most in need. All donations are tax deductible. For Registered Clubs in NSW wishing to provide a Scholarship or Bursary, the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund is eligible for both Category 1 and Category 2 funding with Club Grants.For individual donations the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund is a registered charity and approved Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) allowing donations to be tax-deductable.
For all enquiries, please contact the Executive Officer, Peter Turnbull, on 0402 280 830
In February 2020, defence technology and innovation company, Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) became the GSF’s first corporate partner, announcing an investment in excess of $120,000 to establish the Lockheed Martin Australia Bursary. Headquartered in Canberra, LMA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1000 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.
In June 2020 Calleo Indigenous Pty Ltd joined with the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund to establish a new bursary, the Calleo Indigenous Bursary, for direct descendants of Indigenous Australian servicemen or women. With a commitment to creating and supporting employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians, Calleo Indigenous has committed to at least 3 years of funding. 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.
Commencing in 2021, the GSF will award the EY (Ernst and Young) Internship Bursary to a first-year student engaged in tertiary studies related to EY’s core activities, such as business, economics or finance. EY will provide internship to the selected scholar, and if the scholar proves worthy, EY will continue to provide funding for subsequent years of the degree. Under the current agreement, 15 Bursaries will be awarded over 6 years.
The Department of Defence is proud to support the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund as part of a range of Australian Government initiatives to promote opportunities for young Australians who are innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers. The GSF will award the Defence Bursary to three eligible students each year who are achieving academic excellence in their first year of tertiary studies. Defence is committed to the GSF mission to honour the memory and legacy of Australian veterans through the granting of tertiary scholarships to descendants of Service men or women who served in the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces since WW1.
Merrylands RSL Club in western Sydney has been the major supporter of the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund since its inception and annually sponsors the scholarship presentation lunch at the club. In association with the Merrylands RSL Sub-Branch, the club is also a major donor to the Fund.
In recognition of that support the Fund has now established the Merrylands RSL Bursary to be awarded annually to a recipient from western Sydney or, alternatively, a student from a regional area making the big step to attend a Sydney-based university.
The Vonwiller Foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund established by Chris and Julia Vonwiller in 2009. Its focus is to support initiatives in education, science and technology, and healthcare. The Foundation seeks to develop long term relationships with the organisations it supports, with an active and supportive involvement by Chris and Julia. It has enjoyed an association with the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund for over 10 years.
The BrandNet Group proudly supports the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund by providing the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund medallion awarded to each scholarship recipient. Our two organisations are aligned in mission as both aim to perpetuate among young Australians an understanding of those enduring traditions of perseverance, courage, self-sacrifice and mateship that were established so indelibly in the cause of world peace at Gallipoli, and thereafter on other battlefields and peace operations.
The BrandNet Group has engaged millions of people in sharing our nation’s proud military history, through the release of beautiful products marking significant milestones in our history. The BrandNet Group is also one of Australia’s biggest private donors to military and service-linked charities.