Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
- living expenses
- travel expenses
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.
The Veterans’ Fund Indigenous Scholarships support Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander post 9/11 military veterans, to undertake a minimum of one-year full-time study in the Australia to USA direction or the USA to Australia direction.
These scholarships will provide support of up to US $40,000 to use toward travel, living, tuition and other associated educational costs and may be used in conjunction with other veteran support such as the GI Bill.
To be eligible to apply for the Undergraduate or Graduate Veterans’ Scholarship in the Australia to USA direction, applicants must:
To be eligible to apply for the Undergraduate or Graduate Veterans’ Scholarships in the USA to Australia direction, applicants must:
Australia to USA: Open for application on January 24 to March 31.
USA to Australia: Open for application on August 1 to October 13.
The following documents will be required when applying for the Veterans’ scholarship in either direction. All documents that are not images/video should be saved and uploaded as a PDF:
High resolution colored headshot with a plain white background (minimum 1MB/300 DPI);
Video presentation (1-2 minutes) introducing yourself and your study/anticipated study in the country of the other;
Passport biographic page;
Confirmation of Identity from Indigenous community;
Military discharge papers;
Academic transcripts from your previous Graduate and/or Undergraduate study, if applicable;
Detailed budget outlining expenses and income throughout the year of supported study.