AVCAT helps young people reach their potential

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Attention All Coffee Lovers

3 Elements & AVCAT share a vision to support veterans and their families - Eleanor, 3 Elements Coffee AVCAT coffee has arrived. AVCAT is partnering with 3 Elements Coffee to raise funds to support scholarships. 3 Elements Coffee is a...

Presentation Ceremony at Admiralty House

‘Be confident in yourself and be confident in what you can achieve. Embrace your education opportunities and be inspired by the service of your forebears.’His Excellency, General the Honourable David Hurley AC, DSC, (Retd) AVCAT CEO Len Russell, Olivia Micallef,...

Nicole Watson – AVCAT Scholar

‘Like many disabled scholars I refuse to let my impairments control my life, I will find other ways to make my dreams happen.’ By Nicole Watson I am incredibly humbled to be awarded the 2021 RSL Queensland Scholarship and to...

Jess Simmonds – AVCAT Scholar

I would love to become a researcher and learn more about the ways that trauma and PTSD develop; impact the brain; the body; and someone’s life. I would also love to learn and develop ways to counsel those who have...

Melinda Thomas – AVCAT Scholar

My father served as an engineer in the Australian Army for over a decade, and sadly later lost his life due to an illness developed over the course of his service overseas in Iraq. My siblings and I were raised...

TPI SA & VVAA SA Presentation

AVCAT Scholars Lacey, Laura, Kyra, Jake & Kimberley AVCAT CEO Len Russell and Scholarships Manager Robyn Richardson attended a presentation morning tea at TPI House in Adelaide for recipients of the TPI SA Scholarship and the VVAA SA Scholarship. TPI...

DEWC Scholarship Presentation

DEWC staff with AVCAT scholar Cooper Schahinger (centre) AVCAT scholar Cooper Schahinger was awarded the DEWC Scholarship in a presentation on-site at DEWC in Adelaide. DEWC staff are hands-on supporters of the DEWC Scholarship, attending the presentation, meeting Cooper and...

Lacey Burston

By Lacey Burston Lacey Burston My grandpa (Pa) served in the Vietnam War, and his father served in World War II. To say my Pa has had a big impact on my life is an understatement. I have always had...

Madelyne Knape

My father served in the army for twelve years. We moved around a lot for his work. Many people in my family have served in the Australian Army but my father has had the biggest impact on my life. Dad...

Welcome Len Russell – CEO

AVCAT CEO Len Russell Len Russell joins AVCAT as CEO having an extensive mixture of experience from both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Len began his corporate career in sales and marketing roles within the heavy earthmoving and automotive equipment...

Nicholas Meins

I can say, with confidence, that my AVCAT scholarship in its symbolic, and financial power, has given me the reach I needed to grab ahold of my dreams and aspirations. Nicholas with his grandfather Harry Meins, and family members By...

Joan Hughes Thanked for Service by Repatriation Commissioner

Joan Hughes AVCAT CEO AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes has been awarded a Repatriation Commissioner’s coin in a vote of thanks for her dedication, commitment, and service to the children of veterans and the veteran community. Joan states, ‘It’s been a...

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