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Scholarships available to Tertiary Students

Scholarships ranging in value from $575 to $10,000 are available to support current Tertiary students intending to continue their studies next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships that they may be eligible for.

Australian Veterans Children Assistance Trust

Scholarship details
  • Administered by the Australian Veterans’ Children’s Assistance Trust (AVCAT)
  • Valued approximately $4000
  • Available for up to three years full time study(conditions apply)
  • Multiple scholarships awarded each year

Who can apply?
  • Only students who are a child or grandchild of a person who has operational service (as defined by the legislation) or three or more years of continuous full-time service, as a member of the Australian Navy, Army or Air Force.
  • Students who are enrolled (or planning to enrol) in a full-time undergraduate, tertiary course of one or more academic years duration by attendance at an Australian tertiarty institution
  • Students who are 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)
  • Students who are Australian residents

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Copy of your birth certificate
  • Copy of the Veteran's service record
  • Evidence of the applicant receiving Youth Allowance benefits for full-time study
  • Applicant’s confirmation of enrolment in a full-time course at an Australian university or TAFE – the course must be of one or more academic years in length at an undergraduate level
  • Copy of your academic results for the last 18 months
  • A personal statement and Academic Referee Report

Further information
  • There are many different schemes on offer in the scholarship. Students are requested to visit the website for information
  • Application forms can be obtained the website:
  • Telephone: (02) 9213 7999
  • Email:
  • Website:

Frederick Richard O’Connell Scholarship for year 12 students

Scholarship details
  • Administered by Equity Trustees Limited
  • Valued at up to $5,000 per scholarship
  • Available for one year.

Who can apply?
  • Students who will commence or continue a full-time degree or accredited course at a Victorian university in 2021
  • Students who demonstrate good character, personality, academic achievement and proficiency at sport.

What documentation you need to provide?
  • Student's 2021 confirmation of enrolment in an approved degree or accredited course at a Victorian university
  • Evidence of the applicant's parent/guardian Timber Merchants Association (Victoria) membership details (if applicable).

Further information
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are children of either employees or directors/proprietors of companies that are members of the Timber Merchants Association (Victoria).
  • Application guidelines and access to the Application form can be obtained from Equity Trustees Limited's website:
  • Telephone: Equity Trustees Philanthropy Services on 1300 133 432
  • Email: