Supporting career goals of the ADF community

Raytheon Australia invests in Australian Defence and their families

Georgia Dennis, a second-year public health student, is the first-ever recipient of the Raytheon Australia VEEP scholarship, which helps Australian veterans and their families complete their studies and transition to successful civilian careers. 

As a capability partner to the Australian Defence Force, Raytheon Australia is committed to supporting former ADF personnel and their families by assisting with education and professional opportunities to transition into new careers. 

Raytheon Australia’s scholarship is awarded to a participant of the university’s Veterans’ Engagement and Education Program with a long-standing connection to the ADF.

The VEEP program was established in response to research that indicates those serving and formerly serving members of the defence community can find it difficult to enter university and complete studies required to move on to a new career.

The aim of the VEEP program is  to encourage veterans and their families to complete studies and access meaningful employment during their transition from service.

“The program is open to students enrolled at UniSA, who are veterans serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members, first responders and their family members,” said UniSA’s Director of Defence and Space Matt Opie.  

“VEEP students are offered personalised study support, flexible study solutions, health, wellbeing, and career transition services, and a welcoming defence community on campus,” he said.  

The Raytheon Australia VEEP Scholarship is just one way that the company supports the ADF, veterans and their families. 

“Over the last two decades, Raytheon Australia has supported the military community in many ways as they transition from active service into new career pathways,” said Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward. 

“Our partnership with UniSA and VEEP is an extension of our commitment to the military community, offering them the support and assistance they may need during the transition to a new career,” he said. 
The inaugural recipient of the Raytheon Australia VEEP scholarship is second-year public health student Georgia Dennis,

“My husband is currently serving in the Royal Australian Navy, which has meant I have needed to be resilient and flexible within both my personal and work life,” Dennis said. “The Raytheon Australia VEEP scholarship will help me complete my degree so I can pursue a career in health promotion and education.”

Despite multiple interstate moves, Dennis has remained focused on her education, and dedicated time to connecting with other defence families through the Military Wives Choir and Solider On organisation. 

“We want to thank Georgia for her volunteering efforts within defence family organisations, which play an important role in the lives of serving ADF members and their families,” said Ward.  

“Raytheon Australia is pleased to be able to support Georgia through her studies and we congratulate her on being the inaugural recipient of our VEEP scholarship." 

Published On: 07/04/2021
Last Updated: 07/19/2021