Transforming lives through education

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust

AVCAT supports the children & grandchildren of Australian Veterans with the cost of tertiary education. We provide scholarships that help pay for textbooks and expenses and help ease the cost of living. Read more about our successes here.

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

Our Stories


Dr Louise O’Rance – Alumnus Speech

I am a case study of what it looks like when the quality of someone’s education is divorced from their family’s ability to pay. I wish everybody had a story like this. Dr Louise O'Rance Dr O'Rance is the Assistant...

Megan Beecher – AVCAT Scholar

By Megan Beecher Megan at her graduation In 2020 I was very fortunate to be the recipient of the AVCAT Families of Veterans Guild (previously the Australian War Widows NSW) Scholarship. My Grandfather, Major Arthur McDermott (Grandpa Mac, as he...

Emma-Louise Semaan – AVCAT Alumni

Our family has been on a healing journey for many years now, which I am so proud of. We stand by each other every year and march with Dad on ANZAC DAY, this day means so much to us all. By Emma-Louise...
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