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Veteran Dependant Scholarships

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If your parent served in the ADF, you might be eligible for a scholarship to support your tertiary studies and help you achieve your career aspirations. RSL Queensland Scholarships provide financial support to students who have overcome challenges in their lives and demonstrated their determination to gain a tertiary qualification.

This annual scholarship program administered is through the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). Applications for the next round will reopen in August 2020. For more information visit the AVCAT website.

“Working 25 hours a week and trying to do 40 hours a week of Uni really takes a toll on you. Being able to just focus on my degree and my work, honestly it's a bit of a life-changer! ” – Rhiannon, Scholarship recipient.


Phone: 02 9213 7999

Children of ex-serving ADF personnel are eligible to apply. In your application, you will need to include:

  • information about yourself and the ex-serving ADF member you are related to, including service history and age
  • your academic results and background
  • details of your family’s financial situation.

Ongoing eligibility criteria also applies.

The Veteran Dependant Scholarships program is managed by the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) on behalf of RSL Queensland. Contact AVCAT directly to apply.

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