The American Australian Association 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 50 veteran scholars and alumni and US $2 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 January 1 to March 31.
USA to Australia: Open for application on August 1 to September 30.
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.
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