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2019 Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2019 scholarship round are now all in. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply. Our scholarships team is now working through the assessment process, which will continue through the holidays, until the end of January. All applicants will be notified whether their application was successful or not by the end…

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A Little TLC

By Caitlin Gauci At the 2013 AVCAT Scholarship awards ceremony in Brisbane, I accepted my scholarship with the deepest gratitude and a little confusion. I had been awarded the TLC scholarship but had no idea what the acronym was supposed to represent. I spent the ceremony frantically trying to figure out which of my father’s…

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Writing a New Legacy

Maddie Cook jumped into a Bachelor of Journalism at UTS with no idea what she was getting herself into. ‘All I knew was that I loved to write, and because my father was a journalist, good writing would be in my blood – right?’ Maddie’s father Ian, a Vietnam Veteran and powerhouse news journalist, inspired…

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What the Long Tan Bursary Means to Me

‘To me, this Long Tan Bursary is recognition of Dad’s service in Vietnam. I am proud of my Dad’s service and I am grateful he came home safely, unlike others.’ By Catherine Allingham I would like to explain just why I am so grateful, and so proud to be a Long Tan Bursary recipient. In…

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Ringing Bells

Belinda Smith has been ringing bells across the world. It’s unusual to compose music for bells but Belinda’s composition is so striking it’s been played in Australia and the USA. Belinda’s composition, originally written for the National Carillon in Canberra as an assignment for university, was heard and admired by a group of visiting carillonists.…

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Dr Peter Helson – Donor

“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…

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Scholarship Recipient Travels to the Frontier of Medical Engineering

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…

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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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Download your 2019 Application Pack now.
Applications Close 31 October 2018.