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What is happening at AVCAT?
We wanted to get to know our board members a little better. Our board works so hard for AVCAT giving us their time, skills and experience. We asked them to tell us their stories and how that motivates them to give so much of themselves to AVCAT and the ex-service community. The first board member…
Student Nurses in Vietnam – Alannah third from left By Alannah Brooks I travelled to Vietnam for a three week Nursing and Allied Health placement with Southern Cross University. I was placed at The Friendship Village, a residential rehabilitation facility that was founded for veterans, and children who are suffering from congenital defects as a…
By Sharon de Loryn In November last year I was fortunate enough to head to Borneo, Malaysia to complete one the subject Studies in the Equatorial Tropics for my Zoology/Ecology degree with James Cook University. Under the supervision of world class JCU researchers such as Conrad Hoskin, Tasmin Rymer and Susan Laurance we headed into…
CABN – photo by Murray Fredericks By Shane Laidlaw In 2017 I was fortunate enough to become a recipient of the AVCAT TPI South Australia scholarship. This gave me the ability to afford the expenses associated with studying. I was studying a Bachelor of Architectural Design, and this degree requires copious amounts of materials and…
Sheridan and colleague Rachel By Sheridan Warne Thanks to the AVCAT RSL Queensland scholarship I have immersed myself in a variety of amazing opportunities, including my most recent teaching practicum; it was twenty hours away from my home. It is my passion to live and teach in a rural community. I completed my fourth practicum…
“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.