Helping students to a better future through education

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of         ex-service men and women to a better future through tertiary education. Through the generous support of the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, ex-service organisations, corporate sponsors and private donors, we provide scholarships which assist recipients to obtain the tertiary qualification they need for their chosen career.

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Applications for 2018 Scholarships will open on August 18 and close on October 31.

Register your interest through the Contact Us page and an application package will be sent to you.

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Our scholarships help students to a better future.

You can sponsor a scholarship with a regular or one-off donation. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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What is happening at AVCAT?

2018 Applications Open

Applications for Tertiary Scholarships for 2018 open August 18 and close on October 31, 2017. To apply for a 2018 scholarship managed by AVCAT contact the office for an application pack. You can email us at avcat@dva.gov.au or phone us on 02 9213 7999. Find the AVCAT FAQ’s, Scholarship Terms & Conditions at www.avcat.org.au. August…

Celebrations in WA, Victoria & Queensland

June and July saw the team at AVCAT celebrating presentations across three states, with the Long Tan Bursaries and Sponsored Scholarships being presented to students in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes said “I’m very impressed with the high calibre of the students. I’m immensely proud of all the students. It’s a…

The South Australia Presentation Event

A few weeks ago, AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes and AVCAT Chairman Major General Bill Crews AO (Ret’d) travelled to Adelaide for the Presentation of the South Australian Long Tan Bursaries and Sponsored Scholarships. A special thanks to Deputy Commissioner of DVA South Australia, Ms Janice Silby, and to her Adelaide DVA team for coordinating and…

Welcome to the new AVCAT Chairman, Major General Bill Crews OA (Ret’d)

A very warm welcome to the new AVCAT Chairman, Major General Bill Crews OA (Ret’d) (pictured above with AVCAT CEO, Joan Hughes). Bill has been appointed by the Federal Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Dan Tehan MP. Bill served in the Australian Army for more than 37 years, retiring in 1999 from the position…

2017 NT Presentation is a wrap!

On Friday May 12, the first Presentation of the Long Tan Bursary and Sponsored Scholarships for 2017 was held in Darwin. A special mention must be made to the DVA Darwin staff for coordinating the presentation, especially to Acting Deputy Commissioner Lance Johnson who facilitated the event. It was an intimate gathering celebrating the achievements of our two…

Testimonials

“My bursary has proven to be of invaluable assistance to me during these times. I truly cannot express how much it helps to have that little bit more to rely on”

– Susie Benton,
Long Tan Bursary recipient

"This bursary meant a lot to me. It wasn't just the financial assistance but knowing someone cared and was sharing the journey.

I wanted to complete my degree here in Townsville so that I could be close to my father and he could continue to be a part of our lives. Dad has been the major role model in the lives of my three children. He is a good and stable influence. Thank you so much for your support.

- Wilhelmina Rawling 

Long Tan Bursary Recipients

"Thank you for absolutely everything. For being the reason I could afford to print lecture slides for every class, park at uni, purchase the latest textbooks for reference and for being the reason I could visit my family during holidays.

They say that it is the little things that count and this could not be more true. By being provided the scholarship, I was able to complete two university degrees with a high distinction average, receive an award for academic excellence, gain practical industry experience, and remain sane in the meantime. TPI NSW, thank you!"

- Lyndell Dewar

TPI NSW Scholarship Recipient