2022 - Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholarships

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Status: Closed

Applications open: 18/08/2022
Applications close: 31/10/2022

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About this scholarship

Disclaimer - This scholarship is made available and administered by AVCAT and is not affiliated with Curtin.  You should contact AVCAT for up to date information about the scholarship, and to apply.

AVCAT sponsored scholarships are funded by ex-service organisations and private donors.  These scholarships are for children and grandchildren of ex-serving veterans.

AVCAT scholarships include Long Tan Bursaries and sponsored scholarships. Sponsored scholarships are for the children and grandchildren of ex-serving veterans. Long Tan Bursaries are for the children and grandchildren of Vietnam Veterans and are available in each state and territory. The Long Tan Bursary is funded by the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

The same application form is used for all scholarships. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.


  • Current Students
  • Future Students

  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses
    • Engineering courses
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Undergraduate

  • Australian Citizen

  • Need Based
  • Merit Based

All bursaries and sponsored scholarships are between $4000-$6000 per year, for three years.


Scholarship Details

Any full-time tertiary course of study (recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework) for one or more academic years at a university, TAFE or a registered training organisation within Australia.


Eligibility for a scholarship includes the following:

  • Australian residency status
  • Planning to enrol or enrolled in a tertiary course of study (recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework) for one or more academic years at a university, TAFE or a registered training organisation in Australia.
  • Be studying or planning to study full-time, online or face to face. Priority is given to those who have not previously undertaken tertiary education.
  • Applicants who are seeking a scholarship for a second degree, or a graduate degree, Masters or Doctorate will be given lower priority.
  • If an applicant has received a Long Tan Bursary, they cannot be considered for another Long Tan Bursary.
  • In receipt of, or eligible to receive, Centrelink payments including Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy or an accepted means-tested Commonwealth government payment.
  • Be a child or a grandchild of an ex-serving veteran. Children include adopted children, ex-nuptial children, stepchildren and foster children. Stepchildren and foster children must have resided with, or been financially supported by, their veteran stepparent or foster parent for 5 of the last 10 years. Grandchildren are defined as the children of one's son or daughter. Step-grandchildren are not eligible.
  • The veteran must be an Australian ex-serving veteran with operational service including eligible war service, war-like service and peacekeeping/peacemaking service OR 3 or more continuous years of full-time other service, as a member of the
    Australian Navy, Army or Air Force.
  • People who are serving in the Reserve Forces (SERCAT 3, 4 & 5 – Rendering Service) are considered to be serving so the applicant child or grandchild is not eligible.


Application process

For more information and to apply, please visit the AVCAT webpage .


Enquiries

For more information, please visit: Scholarships | Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (avcat.org.au)



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