Veteran Dependant Scholarships
If your parentsserved in the Australian Defence you could be eligible for an RSL Scholarship to help you with your studies. RSL Queensland Veteran Dependant Scholarships provide financial support to children of ex-Defence members who are experiencing financial or personal hardship and are determined to gain a tertiary qualification.
“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.
Children of ex-serving ADF personnel are eligible to apply. RSL Queensland may also consider applications from grandchildren of ex-serving ADF personnel.
In your application, you will need to include:
- information about yourself and the ex-serving ADF member you are related to, including service history
- your academic results and background
- details of your family’s financial situation
- demonstration of hardship experienced as a result of the veteran's military service.
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. Apply online and contact AVCAT directly with any questions.
Applications open on 18 August and close on 31 October. A limited number of scholarships are available.