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What is happening at AVCAT?

Leah Whitmore

To achieve my goal of becoming a teacher I had to move away from my small hometown, my mum and my friends so that I could begin my Bachelor of Primary Education in Perth.

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Defence Families Research Project

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Jayanna Gibson

By Jayanna Gibson My name is Jayanna Gibson, and I am one of the incredibly grateful 2019 recipients of the Brisbane Waters Legacy Club Scholarship through the Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). My AVCAT BWL scholarship allows me to focus on extending my potential without concerns of the heavy financial burden a higher education…

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Jacob Morath

By Jacob Morath I have always been proud of my family’s military service history, with it dating back to both World Wars. My interest in world affairs was founded and fostered by my dad.   Dad is a Vietnam Veteran who has always encouraged me to take an active interest in the world and be…

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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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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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