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From Scratch to Success

AVCAT scholarship recipient Kelly Peihopa found herself starting from scratch, again, after the end of her marriage. Determined to “become educated, so I can provide a good future for myself and my four children,” Kelly commenced a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and History at the University of Newcastle in 2012, choosing to study…

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Andrew Jones – Never Give Up

Former AVCAT scholarship recipient Andrew Jones emailed us recently to let us know what he’s been up to since graduating with a double degree, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science, from the University of Queensland in 2014.  In his final semester of university Andrew said ‘Hopefully I can make a difference in the world. I…

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Applications for 2018 Scholarships

We are delighted to have been inundated with applications for 2018 scholarships. Since the closing date in October we have been busy processing the 279 applications. Thank you to all the applicants for taking the time to put together applications.  Assessment of scholarship applications for 2018 are well underway. The 2018 successful scholarship recipients will…

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Chris Wheat – Father, Carer & Scholar

Chris is the kind of man who takes his responsibilities seriously. In 2007 he became the sole carer for his two young daughters, a few years later he quit his long-term job as a fraud investigator to meet their special caring needs. The next three years saw Chris travelling through remote outback areas while schooling…

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Deni Campbell Global Citizen

In high school Deni set herself the goal of working internationally for an NGO and being a global citizen, lofty goals for a teenager not yet at university. Fast forward two and a half years later… Deni is in the final semester of an undergraduate degree in Public Health and Political Science at the University…

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Meet Natasha Harvey

Natasha Harvey is well on her way to achieving her mission to protect the planet. Natasha’s results for her first year studying Bachelor of Environmental Systems were so high she made the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, was awarded the Academic Prize and the Belmore Scholarship for First Year Chemistry at the University…

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Blitzing the Field

Second year student Samantha Jeffrey is blitzing the field. Samantha’s first year results were so high she earned a place on the Dean’s Merit List and was awarded Top First Year Student in Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Wollongong. In 2017 her second year results continue to be impressive. Samantha’s stellar career…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Register your interest for our 2018 scholarships. Application forms will be sent out in July to everyone on our Expressions of Interest register