The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity.
AVCAT helps the children and grandchildren of Australian ex-service men and women to a better future by providing tertiary education scholarships. Through the generous support of the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, ex-service organisations and individual donors, AVCAT offers up to 90 new scholarships each year for students enrolled at an Australian University, TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation.
To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:
- 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 at an Australian University, TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation
- Receiving, or eligible to receive, Centrelink Youth Allowance or an equivalent means-tested educational payment
Applications for 2019 scholarships open on August 18, 2018, and close on October 31, 2018.
For information about how to apply contact the AVCAT team!
“I am incredibly grateful for this scholarship and support that has been provided for the past three years. The opportunities that I have had and the university journey I have experienced would not have been possible without this help. I am so thankful for those who have made all of this possible.” – Susanna Simpson