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Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust

AVCAT is a national charity providing tertiary education scholarships and bursaries to children and grandchildren of ex-serving veterans. We assist scholars each year to reach their potential through achieving a range of academic and personal goals.

scholarships awarded since 2003

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AVCAT scholarships and bursaries provide much-needed financial assistance and a pathway to a life with greater possibilities.

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Rachel Crook

By Rachel Crook Rachel Crook - first day at medical school My family has a long history of service. My great-grandfather, grandfather and father all served in Defence. My great grandfather Reg joined the Navy on the 20th June 1944...
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Matthew Ulanowski

By Matthew Ulanowski Matt Ulanowski Hello, I am a current proud recipient of the Long Tan Bursary. After hearing the news that I had been awarded this scholarship, I felt an immediate sense of achievement knowing that AVCAT had chosen...
Caitlin Kearney

Caitlin Kearney

By Caitlin Kearney Caitlin Kearney Hello! My name is Caitlin Kearney and I’m honoured to be one of the 2020 AVCAT RSL Queensland scholarship recipients. Several generations of my family have served the Australian Defence Forces. In fact, currently my...

AVCAT Essay Prize 2020

Competition opens August 18th, 2020

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