Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS)

Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS)

The Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship gives NSW Year 10 and 11 History students the opportunity to travel on a study tour to develop their knowledge and understanding of the history of Australians at war. Accompanied by a military historian the tour includes visits to significant historical sites to learn about and commemorate the service of Australian men and women in the World Wars and other conflicts.

In 2024, the PAMS study tour will take place in the Terms 3 school holidays (30 September to 10 October 2024).

Applications are now closed. Students who applied should expect to receive a notification about the outcome of their application by mid-May 2024.


Will you be a NSW Year 10 or 11 History student in 2025? Register your interest for the 2025 Scholarship to receive a notification when applications open.


What are the benefits of the Scholarship?

  • Unique learning experiences to complement the NSW History Syllabus and enhance and reflect on History studies in the classroom
  • Travelling with and learning directly from a military historian and experienced History teachers
  • Making friendships with like-minded students from across NSW
  • Travelling and discovering new places
  • Special behind the scenes and hands-on learning activities
  • Meeting and learning from a range of professionals working in history and heritage


What is included in the Scholarship?

  • All learning and leisure activities on the tour
  • All travel while on the tour e.g. flights, airconditioned coaches, public transport
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner
  • All accommodation (usually in hotels or motels and shared with other scholars in twin or triple rooms)
  • Uniforms to wear on the tour


What will you experience on the tour?

The tour is designed to pack in as much as possible into the time available. Activities begin after breakfast and continue into the evening, with downtime built in to ensure everyone can rest and recharge. Some things you can expect based on previous PAMS tours are:

  • Hands-on learning activities such as working with primary sources from significant collections
  • Guided walking tours of significant sites including heritage buildings and fortifications, cemeteries, museums, and memorials
  • City, bush and beach walks
  • Fun activities such as movie nights, games, sports, swimming, and physical challenges such as cave tours and ziplining
  • Group debriefs each evening to reflect on the day’s experiences and learnings


Accompanying Teachers

The PAMS study tour is accompanied by up to three NSW History teachers. The role of PAMS Accompanying Teacher is a unique experience which provides an unparalleled opportunity for professional development and the chance to support students in immersive, hands-on, and site-specific learning. It is a fully funded position on the study tour which includes meals, activities, travel, accommodation, and uniform. Teachers that are currently (or within the past 2 years) teaching Stage 5 History or Stage 6 Modern History are eligible to apply.

Register your interest to receive a notification email when applications open for Accompanying Teachers for the PAMS 2025 tour.


Further information

If you have any questions, please contact the OVA by emailing