Published: 12 June 2018

AVCAT Scholarships opening soon

Scholarships managed by Australian Veterans' Children Assistant Trust (AVCAT) provide up to $4000 per year, for three years, to full-time students at university, TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation. To be eligible a student must be the child, step-child, foster child or grandchild of an ex-serving Australian Veteran. Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need and academic merit. Visit for more information.

AVCAT provides up to 90 scholarships a year for the children and grandchildren of ex-serving Australian Veterans. Through the generous support of individual donors, ex-service organisations and the Australian Government Department of Veterans’ Affairs, AVCAT provides bursaries and scholarships to help students with the costs of their tertiary education.

To be eligible to apply for AVCAT scholarship you must:

  • have Australian residency
  • be the child or grandchild of a person with operational service (as defined by the legislation) or three or more years continuous full-time other service, as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force
  • be planning to enrol or be enrolled in tertiary education in Australia at an Australian university, TAFE or registered training organisation in 2019
  • be studying or planning to study full-time on-line or face-to-face
  • be receiving, or be eligible to receive, Centrelink Youth Allowance or an equivalent educational payment
  • be under the age of 25 (except for exceptional circumstances)