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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...
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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...
2019 Scholarship Applications

2019 Scholarship Applications

Applications for the 2019 scholarship round are now all in. Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply. Our scholarships team is now working through the assessment process, which will continue through the holidays, until the end of January....
Applications for 2019 Scholarships Opening Soon

Applications for 2019 Scholarships Opening Soon

Applications for the 2019 Long Tan Bursary and sponsored scholarships managed by AVCAT open on August 18, Vietnam Veterans Day. To be eligible students must be: A child, step-child, foster child or grandchild of an ex-serving Australian Veteran An Australian...
AVCAT fights for funding

AVCAT fights for funding

The children and grandchildren of veterans are less likely to attend university or TAFE college than the general population. Few people outside the veteran community are aware of how the ongoing effects of conflict can sometimes manifest in poor educational...
Scholarship Sponsors – RSL Queensland

Scholarship Sponsors – RSL Queensland

In 2018, 20 young people will receive sponsorships to help them complete their tertiary education thanks to the ongoing support of RSL Queensland. RSL Queensland Veteran Services Manager Rob Skoda said this was the second year RSL Queensland was offering...
Notifications – 2018 Scholarships

Notifications – 2018 Scholarships

The AVCAT scholarships team is working hard to finalise the 2018 scholarships. Notifications will be made in late February and early March. In the meantime stay in touch with AVCAT on Facebook.
Applications for 2018 Scholarships

Applications for 2018 Scholarships

We are delighted to have been inundated with applications for 2018 scholarships. Since the closing date in October we have been busy processing the 279 applications. Thank you to all the applicants for taking the time to put together applications....
2018 Applications Open

2018 Applications Open

Applications for Tertiary Scholarships for 2018 open August 18 and close on October 31, 2017. To apply for a 2018 scholarship managed by AVCAT contact the office for an application pack. You can email us at avcat@dva.gov.au or phone us...
Celebrations in WA, Victoria & Queensland

Celebrations in WA, Victoria & Queensland

June and July saw the team at AVCAT celebrating presentations across three states, with the Long Tan Bursaries and Sponsored Scholarships being presented to students in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. RSL Queensland Scholarship Recipients AVCAT...
Repatriation Commissioner, Major General Mark Kelly AO DSC, with 2017 Long Tan Bursary recipient, Naomi Burt

Congratulations to all of our recipients in South Australia

A few weeks ago, AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes and AVCAT Chairman Major General Bill Crews AO (Ret'd) travelled to Adelaide for the Presentation of the South Australian Long Tan Bursaries and Sponsored Scholarships. A special thanks to Deputy Commissioner of...

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