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2019 Australia to USA Veteran Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, February 8, 2019  
Posted by: Katie Rotherham
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The American-Australian Veterans' Fund (AAVF) was created to honor our veterans and provide scholarships and support to help American and Australian veterans build prosperous and lasting post-military careers, by providing new educational opportunities and skills which assist transition to civilian life and rewarding employment.

Opening February 1, the American Australian Association will accept scholarship applications from Australian veterans, undertaking or interested in undertaking, Undergraduate or Graduate level study in the United States. 

Each year, the Association awards ten American and Australian veteran scholarships, through two scholarship application rounds. These scholarships support international study and exchange between our two countries and are awarded up to a maximum of US $50,000 for one year.

2019 ROUND ONE - Australia to USA | DEADLINE: 31 March 11:59PM EST

AAA - Lendlease Veteran Scholarship

The Lendlease Veteran Scholarship will support an Australian veteran to undertake Graduate level study at an accredited US educational institution of the applicant's choice. This scholarship is open to any disciplinary field. 


AAA - Sentinels of Freedom Veteran Scholarship



The AAA - Sentinels of Freedom (SoF) Veteran Scholarship will support a disabled Australian veteran who has been wounded or injured in a post-9/11 service related event. Applicants for this scholarship must be in receipt of a Veterans' Entitlement Act Disability Pension, at a rating 30% or higher, from the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs. 

This scholarship will support Graduate level study at an accredited US educational institution of the applicant's choice and is open to any disciplinary field.


On the ground mentoring and support will be provided by the US veteran's organization, Sentinels of Freedom.


AAA Veterans Scholarships


American Australian Association veteran scholarships will support Undergraduate or Graduate study at an accredited US educational institution of the applicant's choice. These scholarships are open to any disciplinary field.



To be eligible to apply for the American-Australian Veterans' Fund scholarships you must be:

  • An honorably discharged post 9/11 military veteran;
  • Planning to undertake a minimum of one year study at an accredited US institution. It is not necessary to have already been accepted to the institution;
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident (dual US citizens/permanent residents are not eligible). 

Note: Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable financial need.

For further information regarding scholarship eligibility, please visit our website.

DEADLINE: 31 MARCH 2019, 11:59PM EST


Please note, for American veterans wishing to undertake Undergraduate or Graduate study in Australia,

Round 2 - USA to Australia OPENS: 1 September 2019. 


For inquiries, please contact: | Tel: +1 212 338 6860 x 208

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