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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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Sitanan Petcharawan

By Sitanan Petcharawan Sitanan Petcharawan My name is Sitanan Petcharawan. I was honoured to be awarded the Long Tan Bursary, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, in 2018. My uncle served in the Vietnam war as a...
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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...

AVCAT Essay Prize 2020

Competition opens August 18th, 2020

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