The American Australian Association (AAA) established its Veterans’ Fund in 2017 to provide much needed financial support and assistance to Australian and American honorably discharged post-9/11 military veterans to pursue study in each other’s countries respectively. With more than 40 veteran scholars and alumni and US $1.5 million awarded to date, the AAA is committed to investing in the future of veterans by supporting educational opportunities which build new skills and create prosperous post-military careers.
The Veterans’ Fund provides support of up to US $40,000 to Australian and American Veterans undertaking or planning to undertake full-time Undergraduate or Graduate level study in any disciplinary field, at an accredited educational institution in the country of the other, for a minimum of one-year.
There are two scholarship application rounds offered each year (one in each direction):
Australia to USA: Open for application on February 1 to March 15 each year.
USA to Australia: Open for application on September 1 to October 15 each year.
Multiple scholarship opportunities are offered within the categories below. Please see each category page for more information on the eligibility requirements, application dates and how to apply.
Scholars and Alumni
We are proud to have built an alumni network of scholars’ eager to continue to deepen and strengthen the American-Australian relationship through educational and intellectual exchange. Many have gone on to become influencers and thought leaders in their fields across the world – working in the government, the private sector and nonprofit organizations.