A National Independent Charity
What is happening at AVCAT?
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
“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.