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Calling all AVCAT Alumni

AVCAT is searching for all former recipients of a Long Tan Bursary, Vietnam Veterans’ Trust Grant, AVCAT scholarship (AVCAT RSL, AVCAT Legacy, AVCAT TPI, AVCAT RAR), VTS, GQ, LBW or TLC. AVCAT is conducting a survey to help us plan scholarships for the future and research the impact of scholarships, grants, and bursaries in the…

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Tessa Lucas

By Tessa Lucas I was brought up on stories of the Australian Defence Force. Both my grandfathers, Grumpy and Poppy, are veterans. My Grumpy, Charlie, served in Korea with the Royal Australian Air Force and my Poppy, Ron, served in Malaya with the Australian Army. It was only natural that I would develop a passion…

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Trouble Concentrating? Same…

Hot tips from Team AVCAT on how to study better when you’re stuck at home.

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Government Coronavirus Payments for Tertiary Students

Government Coronavirus Payments for Tertiary Students The government is responding to the changing financial security situation for people by providing some payments, but it can be a little confusing to work out if you’re eligible. This is a summary of information that AVCAT found on Tuesday 24 March 2020. It’s important to note the situation…

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2019 Annual Reviews

Thank you to all our AVCAT scholarship recipients for completing their annual reviews. One of the things I really enjoy reading are the AVCAT’s scholarship recipients’ thank you notes to AVCAT and their sponsors. This happens twice a year. I love to hear about any major things that have happened and the personal and academic…

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Emily’s Inspiration

By Emily Thompson-Young My father was in the army, and is incapacitated due to knee injuries sustained throughout his career. I grew up watching Dad attend many physiotherapy sessions to maintain his leg strength. This ensured he could continue walking for as long as possible. Dad is very independent and committed to his treatments, knowing…

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2020 Scholarships

All scholarship applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by early March 2020.

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season, and a wonderful New Year. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. Happy Christmas from all of us here at Team AVCAT.   The AVCAT office closes midday Friday 20 December 2019, and reopens Monday 6 January 2020.

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The Final Countdown

AVCAT student John Mathieson  wrote a wonderful note to the War Widows’ Guild of NSW. The War Widows’ Guild of NSW sponsor John’s scholarship. John with Rhondda Vanzella OAM – President WWG NSW Thanks to the Australian War Widows’ NSW, I am on track to finally complete my studies at the end of this semester.…

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Bill Roberts OAM – AVCAT Board

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. Bill Roberts OAM, JP…

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AVCAT Alumnus Calls for More Sponsorship in WA

“It has long been known that children of veterans tend to experience greater financial disadvantage and are less likely to complete post-secondary education than the general population.” In July, AVCAT Alumnus Dr Anthony Rengel gave a moving speech at the WA Australian Air Force Cadets Reunion. Dr Rengel highlighted some of the issues faced by…

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Treading the Boards

Photo by Nick Morrissey It fills me with gratitude to think about what the future holds, and I’m so grateful to AVCAT and RSL Queensland for backing me in the pursuit of a professional career. Chase your dreams with determination, hard work is always rewarded. By Beau Wharton This year I commenced a Bachelor of…

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Ken Foster OAM – AVCAT Board

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. My name is Ken…

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Jenny Gregory – AVCAT Board

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. My name is Jenny…

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Student Nurse in Vietnam

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…

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Vietnam: A Tour of Bamboo

By Nicholas Fraser In November 2018 I took part in a study tour hosted by the University of Tasmania. The study tour was focused on the use of bamboo in construction. It was an international exchange with UTAS, University of Technology Sydney, University of NSW, Hanoi Architectural University and the University of Architecture Ho Chi…

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Research That Matters

By Alex-Marie Howard Halfway through my third and final year of undergraduate study I started to think about what my future holds and where I want to take my degree and everything I’ve learnt. I started looking at honours degrees, as I never really had the opportunity to try my hand at research, research that…

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AVCAT Commemorative Bursary Recipient is Chasing Her Dreams

By Taylor Heslington I remember the exact moment I found out I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship from AVCAT. I was leaving a lecture in first year, feeling overwhelmed about the five years of study ahead of me, when I checked my voicemail to discover that I was a recipient of the 2016…

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2021 Applications open 18 August 2020 close 31 October 2020 at 5 pm AEDT.
2020 Scholarships announced by the end of February 2020.