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Angela Redfern – Long Tan Bursary Recipient

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…

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Applications for 2019 Scholarships Opening Soon

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…

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AVCAT fights for funding

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…

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Scholarship Sponsors – RSL Queensland

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…

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Notifications – 2018 Scholarships

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.

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From Scratch to Success

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…

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Andrew Jones – Never Give Up

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…

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Applications for 2018 Scholarships

We are delighted to have been inundated with applications for 2018 scholarships. Since the closing date in October we have been busy processing the 279 applications. Thank you to all the applicants for taking the time to put together applications.  Assessment of scholarship applications for 2018 are well underway. The 2018 successful scholarship recipients will…

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Chris Wheat – Father, Carer & Scholar

Chris is the kind of man who takes his responsibilities seriously. In 2007 he became the sole carer for his two young daughters, a few years later he quit his long-term job as a fraud investigator to meet their special caring needs. The next three years saw Chris travelling through remote outback areas while schooling…

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Deni Campbell Global Citizen

In high school Deni set herself the goal of working internationally for an NGO and being a global citizen, lofty goals for a teenager not yet at university. Fast forward two and a half years later… Deni is in the final semester of an undergraduate degree in Public Health and Political Science at the University…

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Meet Natasha Harvey

Natasha Harvey is well on her way to achieving her mission to protect the planet. Natasha’s results for her first year studying Bachelor of Environmental Systems were so high she made the Dean’s List of Excellence in Academic Performance, was awarded the Academic Prize and the Belmore Scholarship for First Year Chemistry at the University…

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Blitzing the Field

Second year student Samantha Jeffrey is blitzing the field. Samantha’s first year results were so high she earned a place on the Dean’s Merit List and was awarded Top First Year Student in Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Wollongong. In 2017 her second year results continue to be impressive. Samantha’s stellar career…

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Register your interest for our 2019 scholarships. Application forms will be sent out in August to everyone on our Expressions of Interest register