News & Events
Coming Events - 2017
To be held at Ravenswood Hotel - Thursday 14th December 2017
Menu, cost and travel information will be emailed to members
Saturday 16th September 2017 - Bunnings Store, Balcatta
Roster to be set up - please contact Debbie via 1300 553 835.
Bunbury meets 1st Tuesday of the month at Bunbury RSL
Hillarys meets 4th Thursday of month, 10.00am, The Beach Shack, Hillarys Boat Harbour.
Midlands/Hills meet 1st Tuesday of the month, 9.30am, at the Dome Coffee House,
Cale Street, Midland
South West Group meet 4th Tuesday of the month, generally at TPDV Baldivis
Email or phone us to find out more about our WA groups.
Phone 1300 553 835 or use the 'Contact Us' section of the website.
Branch News -
Rosemary for Remembrance
Could you be helping your children or grandchildren study?
Just checking that all of our members know about The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) scholarships that could financially help your children and grandchildren?
We recently watched our son and other students receiving their scholarships this year in Perth, and it was inspirational to hear the stories of earlier winners. But for me the really emotional moment was watching all the veterans standing up tall beside their children or grandchildren. Clearly they felt so proud to see their family benefitting from their service.
AVCAT awards up to 60 scholarships each year to students at any Australian university, TAFE or registered training organisation.
There are several different types of scholarships with different eligibility requirements. The amount varies from $3000-$5000 per year of the course…and we all know how valuable those extra $$$’s can be when you are a poor student!
It is also great to find out that 74% of the scholarship recipients complete their full studies – this is much higher than the national average.
Students apply between August and October each year, and about 1 in 6 applicants are successful. Details of the veteran’s service need to be included, and the selectors look at three key things when deciding who to select each year:
- Which candidates have the academic ability and drive to complete their course?
Which candidates are most limited by their financial circumstances?
How do candidates' personal circumstances impact on their studies?