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The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholarships

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity administering tertiary scholarships for children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women.

AVCAT’s aim is to help the children and grandchildren of ex-servicemen and women to a better future through higher education. Through the help of our generous donors, AVCAT administers scholarships to the children of those who have served our country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce. Our recipients come from all over Australia and study an enormous variety of courses.

At present AVCAT is helping around 180 children with the costs of study. We administer about 70 scholarships a year for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs as well as various ex-service organisations (including RSL and Legacy). Scholarship selection is open to children and in some cases grandchildren of a veteran and is based on need and merit. Applicants can be high-school leavers starting university or current university students and eligible for Youth Allowance hence studying full time.

Scholarships are generally paid for three years and are between $3,000 and $4,000 per year.

Applications for 2014 open on 18 August 2013 and close on 31 October 2013.

For more information please click here.


Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by eligible higher education providers. There are a number of Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships that Indigenous students can apply for. These include:

Indigenous Access Scholarship (IAS) provide eligible commencing students with a one off payment. These scholarships assist Indigenous students to undertake an eligible enabling course, undergraduate course or graduate diploma (or equivalent post graduate course of study) in an area of National Priority required for initial registration to practice in the chosen National Priority field.

Indigenous Commonwealth Education Cost Scholarship (ICECS) are available to future full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with the costs associated with higher education.

Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (ICAS) seeks to help low-income full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with the costs associated with higher education, who have moved a significant distance to study.

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Education Cost Scholarship (IECECS) are available to future full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with the costs associated with the enabling or bridging courses at Universities.

Indigenous Enabling Commonwealth Accommodation Cost Scholarship (IECAS) are available to future full-time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with the costs associated with the enabling or bridging courses at Universities, whom have moved a significant distance to study.
For more information please see Commonwealth Learning Scholarships or contact the Fees Office on 9433 2542.


The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards

The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Awards are a unique opportunity for you to undertake international study and research related to your Australian degree, and gain international work experience through an internship, building your professional network in Asia.

The Awards are open to Australian undergraduates and postgraduates in any field of study. Twenty postgraduate and twenty undergraduate awards are available each year.

Are you a Postgraduate student?
The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Postgraduate Award provides financial support for students to undertake study or research in Asia towards their Australian postgraduate qualification, at Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research, in any field of study. This Award provides up to $63,500 towards travel and establishment allowances, tuition and internship contributions, and travel insurance.

Are you an Undergraduate student?
The Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Undergraduate Award provides financial support for students to undertake study or research in Asia towards their Australian undergraduate qualification, at Bachelor or Honours level in any field of study. This Award provides up to $53,500 towards travel and establishment allowances, tuition and internship contributions, and travel insurance.

Applicant Guidelines
For eligibility requirements and your copy of the Applicant Guidelines, visit www.deewr.gov.au/endeavourawards or see this promotional power point


Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund
The Australian Government is ensuring that the most disadvantaged rural and regional students will now have more opportunity to attend university through the release of new grants under the Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund.

Students from areas other than major capital cities, commencing a bachelor degree in 2011 and experiencing severe financial hardship, are able to apply for a $3000one-off grant to assist in undertaking their university degree. In semester one, 2011 there will be around 1600grants made available.

For eligibility requirements, applications dates or more information please click here. Please also see www.deewr.gov.au/rthf or contact the Student Enquiry Line on 1800 020 108


The Australia Korea Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded to 11 successful applicants in the aim to strengthen Australia’s engagement with the Republic of Korea and Australia-Korea relations.
The Scholarship Program will provide support for early career professionals, postgraduate or later year undergraduates to undertake research, professional development, business internships, language and cultural studies in the Republic of Korea.

Details on how to apply for the Scholarship Program are at:
http://www.dfat.gov.au/akf/program_activities/akf_scholarship_program.html

 

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