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Calling all AVCAT Alumni

AVCAT is searching for all former recipients of a Long Tan Bursary, Vietnam Veterans’ Trust Grant, AVCAT scholarship (AVCAT RSL, AVCAT Legacy, AVCAT TPI, AVCAT RAR), VTS, GQ, LBW or TLC. AVCAT is conducting a survey to help us plan scholarships for the future and research the impact of scholarships, grants, and bursaries in the…

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Tessa Lucas

By Tessa Lucas I was brought up on stories of the Australian Defence Force. Both my grandfathers, Grumpy and Poppy, are veterans. My Grumpy, Charlie, served in Korea with the Royal Australian Air Force and my Poppy, Ron, served in Malaya with the Australian Army. It was only natural that I would develop a passion…

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Trouble Concentrating? Same…

Hot tips from Team AVCAT on how to study better when you’re stuck at home.

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Government Coronavirus Payments for Tertiary Students

Government Coronavirus Payments for Tertiary Students The government is responding to the changing financial security situation for people by providing some payments, but it can be a little confusing to work out if you’re eligible. This is a summary of information that AVCAT found on Tuesday 24 March 2020. It’s important to note the situation…

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Broader Horizons

AVCAT NSW Nurses and Midwives Association Scholarship was not only an honour but made a huge contribution to my studies. Naïve me did not expect to be paying $160 for one textbook when I first arrived

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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     Australian 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 2021 Scholarships will open on August 18 and close on October 31 at 5 pm AEDT.

Register your interest in applying through the Scholarships page.

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Our scholarships help empower young people to reach their potential.

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