To achieve my goal of becoming a teacher I had to move away from my small hometown, my mum and my friends so that I could begin my Bachelor of Primary Education in Perth.

Read More

By Jayanna Gibson My name is Jayanna Gibson, and I am one of the incredibly grateful 2019 recipients of the Brisbane Waters Legacy Club Scholarship through the Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). My AVCAT BWL scholarship allows me to focus on extending my potential without concerns of the heavy financial burden a higher education…

Read More

By Jacob Morath I have always been proud of my family’s military service history, with it dating back to both World Wars. My interest in world affairs was founded and fostered by my dad.   Dad is a Vietnam Veteran who has always encouraged me to take an active interest in the world and be…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More