American Australian Association Veteran's Fund Indigenous Scholarships

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 each other’s countries respectively. 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.

The following scholarships are available each year to Indigenous Veterans:

  • Veterans’ Fund Undergraduate Scholarships (multiple offered in either direction): Supports American and Australian indigenous veterans pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate study in any disciplinary field, in the country of the other;
  • Veterans’ Fund Graduate Scholarships (multiple offered in either direction): Supports American and Australian indigenous veterans pursuing or planning to pursue to Graduate-level (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research) study or research in any disciplinary field, in the country of the other.

Scholarship details

Value: $40,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

Opening Soon

Open: 01/01/2022
Close: 31/03/2022

Options


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Other

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postdoctoral
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time

Location:

  • Overseas

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for an Undergraduate or Graduate Veteran Scholarship in the Australia to USA direction, applicants must:
  • Be an honorably discharged post 9/11 military veteran from Australia;
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident (dual US citizens/permanent residents are not eligible);
  • Be a recognized member of an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander community;
  • Be undertaking or planning to undertake Undergraduate or Graduate level study (Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Research) at an accredited educational institution in the US;
  • Be studying or planning to study for a minimum of one-year full-time in the US.

How to Apply

Application links to apply online will be made available when each application round is open (as per the dates listed above). Once you have started your application you can save, leave and go back any time before submitting by the due date. Please ensure to save your application each time you exit the browser in case of unforeseen technical difficulties.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions prior to starting an application.

Further Information

Applicants do not have to be accepted into an accredited educational institution at the time of application, though should be actively looking for placement. Successful applicants will have up to two years to find a placement at an institution in the country of the other and begin their studies.
 
To make inquiries about these scholarships please contact AAA Education Manager – scholarships@aaanyc.org