Life changing Kokoda opportunity for Year 11's!

The Arthur Grassby Scholarship provides funding for Year 11 East Gippsland students to walk the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.

The Arthur Grassby Scholarship, named in honour of the Kokoda veteran who lived in Bairnsdale, provides funding for Year 11 students (the age of many of the soldiers), the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the brave and those from Gippsland who fought one of the most desperate series of battles across the Owen Stanley Ranges from Kokoda to the doorstep of Port Moresby.

Applications are now open for Year 11 students to apply for the Arthur Grassby Scholarship. The award is an opportunity to join a Kokoda trek with ‘Adventure Kokoda’ in the July school holidays (July 3-13). Arthur Grassby, of Bairnsdale, fought with the 39th Battalion and was in the first troops to encounter the Japanese at Kokoda, aged 16.

Please click on the links below to learn more and to apply.

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Questionnaire for Applications

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