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Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) gives financial assistance to help selected children & grandchildren of the Australian Ex-Service Community with the costs of tertiary education. Selection is of the most deserving candidates of merit, who, without our help, would be unable to start or complete studies without financial difficulty. Applicants are considered for all schemes for which they are eligible.

Application opening date: 18 August 2015
Application closing date: 31 October 2015
Method of application: Visit


Amount:Variable $3000 - $5000 per year
Variable - installments

Eligibility requirements

To apply for an AVCAT scholarship you must 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.
  • Enrolled (or planning to enrol) in a full-time undergraduate tertiary course of one or more academic years duration by attendance in an Australian Institution.
  • Eligible on income and assets grounds for the Centrelink Youth Allowance full-time educational benefits, at the time of application if currently in full-time education. (NB students may elect to receive VCES instead of Youth Allowance).
  • An Australian resident.

How do I apply?

The same application form is used for all scholarships. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Visit for an information guide and to register your interest.

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