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Angela Redfern – Long Tan Bursary Recipient

Guest speaker Angie Redfern, a 2016 Long Tan Bursary recipient, gave a fantastic speech to the 2018 Long Tan Bursary recipients, their families and members of the ex-service community at the presentation event in Perth on Friday June 22. We wish Angie all the best as she pursues her career. Guest Speaker – Angela Redfern…

Applications for 2019 Scholarships Opening Soon

Applications for the 2019 Long Tan Bursary and sponsored scholarships managed by AVCAT open on August 18, Vietnam Veterans Day. To be eligible students must be: A child, step-child, foster child or grandchild of an ex-serving Australian Veteran An Australian citizen or permanent resident Enrolled, or planning to enrol in 2019, in a full-time course…

AVCAT fights for funding

The children and grandchildren of veterans are less likely to attend university or TAFE college than the general population. Few people outside the veteran community are aware of how the ongoing effects of conflict can sometimes manifest in poor educational outcomes for children and grandchildren in veteran families. Almost everyone has seen the effect of…

Scholarship Sponsors – RSL Queensland

In 2018, 20 young people will receive sponsorships to help them complete their tertiary education thanks to the ongoing support of RSL Queensland. RSL Queensland Veteran Services Manager Rob Skoda said this was the second year RSL Queensland was offering scholarships to the children and grandchildren of ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. “Families provide…

Notifications – 2018 Scholarships

The AVCAT scholarships team is working hard to finalise the 2018 scholarships. Notifications will be made in late February and early March. In the meantime stay in touch with AVCAT on Facebook.

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

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.

Apply

Applications for 2019 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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