Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS)

Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS)

The NSW Office for Veterans Affairs (OVA) administers the Premier's Anzac Memorial Scholarship (PAMS) which funds a study tour for a group of young people. Scholars learn about the causes and effects of world conflicts and visit the battlefields where Anzacs have fought, to learn about and commemorate their service. 

PAMS supports the NSW curriculum and students who are studying Modern History will gain the most benefit from attending the tour.

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 In 2021, Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholars will participate in an exciting tour focusing on significant places in NSW and the ACT. Scholars will learn about the causes of war, the experiences of Australians at war, the defence of the home-front during the Second World War and the role of NSW in Australian military history. 


Eligible State, Independent and Catholic Schools across NSW were invited to enter an expression of interest between 21 August and 18 October 2019 for a chance to participate in the 2020 PAMS selection process.

On Wednesday 23 October 2019, 20 schools were randomly selected from the PAMS 2020 ballot by Minister for Veterans, The Hon. Geoff Lee MP. Caroline Mackaness, Director Veterans Affairs and Rod Megahey from the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Department of Education, also participated in the ballot draw.

The schools selected in the ballot:

  • Ambarvale High School
  • Blaxland High School
  • Bonalbo Central School
  • Bundarra Central School
  • Cheltenham Girls High School
  • Cronulla High School
  • Epping Boys High School
  • Galston High School
  • Green Point Christian College
  • James Ruse Agricultural High School
  • Kingsgrove North High School
  • Marian College Kenthurst
  • Mount Annan Christian College
  • Port Hacking High School
  • Sapphire Coast Anglican College
  • Shellharbour Anglican College
  • St Euphemia College
  • St Gregory’s College
  • St Paul’s College 
  • Uralla Central School

These schools will send a student on a scholarship tour in 2021.



Eligible NSW teachers were invited to submit an expression of interest for the position ofingof accompanying teacher on  the PAMS 2020 tour.  Expressions of interest were open from Wednesday, 13 November 2019 to Friday, 6 December 2019. Three successful candidates were selected. 



A Premier’s Anzac Memorial Scholarship Tour will be delivered in 2022. NSW high schools will be invited to enter a ballot for the opportunity to send a student on the tour. Applications to enter the ballot  will open in 2021. 

Three NSW history teachers will be given the opportunity to accompany the 2022 tour. Expressions of interested are scheduled to open in November 2021.  



Please contact the OVA on 8061 9288 or email