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AAA Scholarships: APPLY NOW

Tuesday, September 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katie Rotherham
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American Australian Association (AAA) scholarships and grants provide support to the next generation of American, Native American, Australian and Indigenous Australian individuals to undertake transformational educational study, research and artistic development in each other’s country. Since 2002, the AAA has awarded over 800 Graduate, Veteran and Art scholarships and grants worth over US $10.5 million.

Applications are now open for: Graduate Education Scholarships (USA to AUS), Veteran Education Scholarships (USA to AUS) and Arts Scholarships and Grants (both directions). 

The general eligibility requirements for each are outlined below. Please follow the additional links to our website, as application requirements and eligibility may vary between scholarships.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Graduate Education Scholarships (USA to AUS)


The AAA's Education Fund will provide support of up to US $40,000 to Americans undertaking or planning to undertake full-time Graduate level study (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research) at an accredited educational institution in Australia for a minimum of one-year.

  • Specialty Scholarships: Support study or research in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Medicine and Sustainability. 

  • Sustainable Health Care Funding (SHCF) Scholarship: Will support one American Graduate to undertake comparative research in the development of sustainable health care funding. Please note: consideration may be given for shorter duration research projects.

  • AAA - Lisa Fox Indigenous Scholarship: Will support one Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian in any disciplinary field. 



Veterans' Education Scholarships (USA to AUS)

AAA's Veterans' Fund will provide support of up to US $40,000 to honorably discharged
post-9/11 American military veterans, undertaking or planning to undertake full-time Undergraduate or Graduate level study 
at an accredited educational institution in Australia for a minimum of one-year. 

  • Multi-Disciplinary Scholarships: Support Undergraduate or Graduate level study in any disciplinary field.

  • AAA - Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship: Will support a disabled American veteran who has been wounded or injured in a post-9/11 service related event at Graduate level or above in any disciplinary field.

Arts Scholarships & Grants (USA to AUS & AUS to USA)


The AAA's Arts Fund will provide support to American and Australian emerging or early career artists pursuing or wishing to pursue artistic development in each other's country. These scholarships and grants support artists in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, music, visual arts, design, literature, photography and fashion. 

  • Arts Grants (Round 2): Supports American and Australian artists with grants up to US $5,000 to pursue artistic development in the country of the other.

  • AAA - Nomad Two Worlds Indigenous Arts Scholarship: Offers support of up to US $20,000 to assist a Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian artist wishing to pursue artistic development in Australia.

  • AAA - Australian Fashion Foundation Scholarship: Offers support of US $20,000 to two Australians in the fashion industry to advance their career through a 6-month internship at a global fashion powerhouse in New York City. Please note, this scholarship will open for application on October 7, 2019.



Eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship or grant. The general eligibility is listed below:

  • All USA to AUS applicants must be an American citizen or permanent resident (dual citizens or permanent residents are not eligible);
  • Applicants must have a formal letter of offer into the accredited institution, program or course, in the country of the other, at the time of application (unless applying for a Veteran Scholarship or the Lisa Fox Indigenous Education Scholarship);
  • If applying for any Indigenous Scholarship, applicants must be a recognized member of a Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian community. 

Scholarship funds may be used to support travel, living, tuition or other associated educational costs.

For further information regarding scholarship eligibility and how to apply please visit our website.

For inquiries, please contact Katie Rotherham I | 212-338-6860 ext. 208.


Established in 1948, the AAA is the leading privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to deepening and strengthening cooperation and understanding between the institutions and people of the United States and Australia.  Our mission supports events and activities which focus our engagement and philanthropy around four core pillars: Business and Innovation, Education, Veterans and the Arts.



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