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Bravery Trust Scholarship in partnership with AVCAT

On September 21, 2020 Bravery Trust made the following announcement Bravery Trust is delighted to announce a three-year scholarship in partnership with the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). This is an opportunity for a veteran’s child to receive a...
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Roy Morris Memorial Scholarship

The first Roy Morris Memorial Scholarship was awarded in 2020. The following story about Roy Morris has been written by Graeme Morris and Robyn Cameron (nee Morris), his son and daughter. Roy Wilfred Morris   1924 – 2019 Brigadier Roy Morris...

Inaugural AVCAT Essay Prize

AVCAT has partnered with the Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia to present the inaugural AVCAT Essay Prize in 2020, promoting recognition of the impact of the Vietnam War on veterans and their families and loved ones. This year’s prize will be presented on...

Defence Families Research Project


Calling all AVCAT Alumni

AVCAT is searching for all former recipients of a Long Tan Bursary, Vietnam Veterans' Trust Grant, AVCAT scholarship (AVCAT RSL, AVCAT Legacy, AVCAT TPI, AVCAT RAR), VTS, GQ, LBW or TLC. AVCAT is conducting a survey to help us plan...

Trouble Concentrating? Same…

By Emma from Team AVCAT Having a little trouble focusing on your uni work at home? I definitely was, until I read some great tips by Professor Ghassan Hage. Prof Hage suggested we divide up the day into time slots....
Centrelink signs in Melbourne, Saturday, June, 25, 2016.  (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING

Government Coronavirus Payments for Tertiary Students

Government Coronavirus Payments for Tertiary Students The government is responding to the changing financial security situation for people by providing some payments, but it can be a little confusing to work out if you’re eligible. This is a summary of...
Joan Hughes AVCAT CEO

2019 Annual Reviews

Thank you to all our AVCAT scholarship recipients for completing their annual reviews. One of the things I really enjoy reading are the AVCAT’s scholarship recipients’ thank you notes to AVCAT and their sponsors. This happens twice a year. I...
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2020 Scholarships

All scholarship applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by early March 2020.

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season, and a wonderful New Year. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. Happy Christmas from all of us here at Team AVCAT.   The AVCAT office closes midday Friday 20...
Square - Anthony Rengel Joan Hughes Perth 2019

AVCAT Alumnus Calls for More Sponsorship in WA

“It has long been known that children of veterans tend to experience greater financial disadvantage and are less likely to complete post-secondary education than the general population.” In July, AVCAT Alumnus Dr Anthony Rengel gave a moving speech at the...
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Australian National Veterans Arts Museum Collection

Kate Hallen – Artist

Kate Hallen Photographer: Liz Calligeros By Kate Hallen I am currently sitting on a couch in Phillip, Canberra, just off the back of the opening of the Australian National Veterans Art Museum’s (ANVAM) exhibition, From War. This exhibition is on...

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