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Giving Back – AVCAT Alumni Scholarship

An AVCAT scholarship can be life-changing, and the impact is multifaceted. It provides motivation, financial support, and importantly, a sense of community and pride.

AVCAT has been supporting scholars like you for 20 years. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are asking you to support the first AVCAT Alumni Network (AAN) Scholarship. Valued at $5000, the AAN Scholarship will help one more scholar with the cost of tertiary education. The AAN Scholarship is for a scholar at the beginning of their tertiary education. Donate today to help change a life.

Annual Mentorship Program

The 2021 Pilot Mentorship Program's success paved the way for us to launch an annual mentorship program in 2023. The annual program provides an opportunity for AVCAT Alumni to complete mentorship training and become mentors for AVCAT scholars.

Mentoring is an opportunity for personal growth and reflection. To learn and develop interpersonal skills such as listening, questioning, empathising, rapport building and career networking - all valuable life skills to help you in your career. We will be in touch to ask you to indicate your interest later in the year.

AVCAT Alumni Network

The AVCAT Alumni Network aims to enhance the connection AVCAT Alumni have with each other and current AVCAT scholars in a unique community of children and grandchildren of Australian veterans.

Being awarded an AVCAT Scholarship or Long Tan Bursary is a special experience that acknowledges the service of a family member and the talent and ambition of the scholar.

Your membership in the AVCAT Alumni Network provides opportunities.

Opportunities to keep in touch, support each other, engage in professional networking on a national scale and give back to the work of AVCAT. We hope you use these opportunities and enhance your connection to your unique community of graduates who know where you’re coming from because they’ve been there too.

  • AVCAT Alumni Survey Report 2020

    PDF: 32 pages, 249KB

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AVCAT was interested in how AVCAT scholarships have impacted scholars' lives, both personally and professionally, over the years. We surveyed past recipients of AVCAT scholarships and the Long Tan Bursary and asked them to tell us. Hit the green download link above to read the report.

In addition to the Alumni Survey Report, AVCAT analysed the data to help formulate future projects including:

  • AVCAT Alumni Network (November 2020)
  • Mentorship Program Pilot (September 2021)
  • Annual Mentorship Program (commencing 20023)
  • And now the creation of the AAN Scholarship (March 2023), supported by alumni.

Hit the green download link above to read the report.

AVCAT Alumni Network Virtual Launch Event

The Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs (2018 -2021) launched the AVCAT Alumni Network remotely on 10th November 2020. Watch the video to see Minister Chester's speech, hear former AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes speak, and alumni artist Kelly Manning and flying doctor Anthony Rengel talk about the impact of AVCAT on their lives.

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