Long Tan Bursary applications open 18 August

Applications for next year’s Long Tan Bursaries open on 18 August 2022, Vietnam Veterans' Day.

The Long Tan Bursary pays for the tertiary education of children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.

Each year, 37 bursaries are awarded to successful applicants across Australia. Each bursary is worth up to $12,000 and provided over three years for continuous full-time study.

The Long Tan Bursary scheme is named after the Battle of Long Tan, the widely‑known battle fought by Australians during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam veterans were instrumental in setting up the Long Tan Bursary, which is funded by DVA and administered by the Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT). It offers various scholarships to children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.

Applicants must be:

  • enrolled or planning to enrol in a continuous full-time course for one or more academic year’s duration at university TAFE, or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in 2023
  • the child, stepchild, foster child, or grandchild of an Australian ex-serving Vietnam veteran
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • in receipt of, or eligible to receive, Centrelink payments including Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Austudy, Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES) or an accepted means-tested Commonwealth government payment in 2023.

To find out if you are eligible for the Long Tan Bursary, and how to apply, please visit the ‘Long Tan Bursary’ page of the DVA website.

Applications close at midnight AEDT on 31 October 2022.

Vietnam Veterans’ Day is on 18 August each year, the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, which was one of the fiercest battles fought by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War. It saw 18 Australians killed and 25 wounded.

To find out more about Vietnam Veterans’ Day, the Vietnam War and the Battle of Long Tan, please visit the Anzac Portal website.