The ACU Student Veteran Impact Awards

The awards recognise student veterans, current serving and family of the ADF who have made a significant contribution to campus life or the broader community while pursuing higher education.

About the Student Veteran Impact Awards

The Student Veteran Impact Awards recognise the significant contributions our students have made in the areas of the environment and all facets of society. Their impact in these endeavours demonstrates ACU's mission, identity, and values of service towards the common good.

Award nominations 2024

ACU student veterans are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate a mate for any of the four award categories. To be eligible for the 2024 Student Veteran Impact Awards, the nominee must:

  • be a current student veteran studying at ACU, or the family member of a current/ex-serving ADF member
  • provide evidence of service if not registered to the Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP)
  • have completed at least 30 credit points of study
  • satisfy the academic requirements of the chosen study

Nominations for the 2024 Student Veteran Impact Awards open Friday, 12 July 2024 and will close 11.59pm Sunday, 18 August 2024.

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Previous award events

The 2023 Student Veteran Impact Award dinner was held at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney on 23 October 2023. Along with celebrating the award recipients, the attendees raised $6,000 for the Veteran Transition Program Scholarships.

Guest speakers included:

The Hon. David Harris, MP, NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Minister for Gaming and Racing, Minister for Veterans, Minister for Medical Research, and Minister for the Central Coast, and Major General Stuart Smith (Rtd), AO, DSC.

The 2023 Student Veteran Impact Award dinner, in Sydney, recognised several student veterans for their contributions to ACU and the wider community.

2023 award recipients included:

Continuing (2023)

  • John Hardgrave (Master of Business Administration)

Graduating (2023)

  • Krystal Brown (Bachelor of Midwifery)

Sir Peter Cosgrove Student Veterans Award (2023)

  • Ryan Shaw (Master of Business Administration)

Family (2023)

  • Lucy Leadbetter (Bachelor of Speech Pathology)

Photo Gallery of the 2023 Awards Night

Take a look at our 2022 and earlier recipients

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