American Australian Association Veterans' Scholarship Fund

This financial support is not administered by the University.


The American Australian Association will inaugurate the American-Australian Veterans' Scholarship Fund (AAVSF) with the awarding of ten veterans' scholarships.


AAVSF applicants must be:
  1. Honorably discharged post 9/11 veterans;
  2. Australian or American citizens or permanent residents;
  3. Accepted or enrolled into an accredited institution in the United States for full time study or research;
  4. Demonstrate a financial need for the award.  Preference will be given to candidates whose study would not be possible without the scholarship;
  5. Ambassador for their country, and agree to promote and support the American Australian Association and AAVSF;
  6. Have a prior educational grade average of credit and above, to ensure success in their continued academic endeavours; and
  7. Agree, if selected, to undertake a psychological screening, to ensure the applicant is well-prepared and positioned to be able to undertake study in an overseas environment
  8. Undertake media and marketing activities where required.


The AAVSF will provide a scholarship award of up to USD $40,000 per applicant to support international study for a Scholar from:

  1. Australia to United States; or
  2. United States to Australia.

The award may be used to support travel, living, tuition or other associated costs. Recipients will have a maximum of 3 years from the date of the grant being awarded to accept and use the award.  Any remaining or unused grant amounts will be forfeited after this time.

How to apply

Applications are submitted online using the link on this page.  A shortlist will be selected for interview after applications close.

Further information

Applicants will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of judges that comprise the American Australian Association and veterans' support organisations from Australia and the United States.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Commitment to supporting US-Australi relations;
  • Quality of required support materials;
  • Demonstration of financial need;
  • Consideration of service.