Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is an independent organization sponsored by the principal Australian ex-service associations. It was established in 2003 by the former Vietnam Veterans Trust, as a lasting legacy from Australia's use of the Agent Orange Funds. The role of AVCAT is to help the disadvantaged children and grandchildren of those who have served this country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force. AVCAT administers bursaries and scholarships that help those children of the veteran community with the costs of tertiary education. The bursaries and scholarships are funded by direct donations to AVCAT and from the Australian Government, ex-service organisations, firms and private individuals sponsoring scholarships.


Within the means test. That is eligible on assets and income grounds for Youth Allowance benefits for full- time education. Enrolled, or planning to enrol in a full-time course of tertiary education in Australia by attendance at a university, TAFE or college. The course must be of one or more academic years length and at undergraduate level. The child or grandchild of a person who has operational service with the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force, or if not has three or more years continuous full-time service as a member of the Australian Defence Force. Under the age of 25 when applying, unless exceptional circumstances related to veterans service exist.

Amount $5,000

The scholarship value is $5000

Closing date End October
Frequency Annual
Student type Australian
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
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