May 11, 2021

Applications open 18 August, and close midnight 31 October 2021.

AVCAT Scholarships, including the Long Tan Bursary, are for children and grandchildren of Australian ex-serving veterans. Scholarships provide up to $4000 per year for three years, to full-time students at uni, TAFE or registered training organisation.

Scholarship Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria includes Australian residency, child or grandchild of Australian ex-serving veteran, full time tertiary student in 2022 at uni, TAFE or a registered training organisation, in receipt of or eligibility to receive Centrelink payments including Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy or an accepted means-tested Commonwealth government payment.

Frequently asked questions

When can I apply for an AVCAT Scholarship?
Applications open 18 August, and close at midnight October 31, 2021.

Are grandchildren of veterans eligible to apply?
Yes! Grandchildren of veterans can apply for an AVCAT Scholarship.

Do all applicants receive an AVCAT Scholarship?
The selection process is very competitive and scholarship numbers are limited therefor, not all worthy and eligible applicants will receive a scholarship.

How will my scholarship application be assessed?
Applications are considered by a team of independent assessors and AVCAT’s National Selection Committee. The following criteria are used to assess applications: financial need, academic potential and personal circumstances.

What supporting documents do I need for my scholarship application?
It is advisable to start preparing your documents before applications open as this can take a considerable amount of time. You can find out more information at

When will I be notified of the outcome of my application?
Applicants will be notified of the outcomes of their application from late February through to early March. Applicants will be updated on any change to the timing of notification.

Where can I find more information?
You can find more information on the AVCAT website or contact the AVCAT office Monday – Thursday on 02 9213 7999 or at

Register your interest in applying at

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