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“I believe that supporting students undertaking higher education courses is investing in Australia’s future” By Dr Peter Helson I initially learned about the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) from an advertisement in the Vietnam Veterans’ Association’s magazine. I visited AVCAT’s website and found it was easy to donate to what I consider to be…
Madison Rochford put her AVCAT TPI Queensland scholarship to good use. Travelling to the Netherlands Madison took part in an exclusive opportunity in medical engineering. By Madison Rochford Over the semester break, I was lucky enough to be accepted into a two week program at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The course was split…
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 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…
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…
“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.