The Royal Australian Regiment Foundation Scholarships

The Royal Australian Regiment provides three tertiary scholarships per year of $3000 for eligible children of soldiers who are currently serving or have served in the Regiment. These scholarships are administered by The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT).

CRITERIA for SELECTION: More information regarding eligibility and its terms and conditions is available on the AVCATS website but in general terms, selection for the scholarships will rely on three essential criteria:

  1. Must be the legally recognised child of a soldier who has served in the Royal Australian Regiment regardless of corps or gender.

  2. Australian Resident enrolled or planning to enrol in full time tertiary education in Australia, in an approved course of one or more academic year’s duration. Tertiary education includes vocationally oriented courses at TAFE, business college, art school etc.

  3. Must be assessed by AVCAT as having the ability to complete the nominated course through demonstrated academic results.


For more information AVCAT

Applications available AVCAT website

PH: (02) 9213 7999

2016 RECIPIENTS                                                                                                                   

Courtney Dole is enrolled at Deakin University and is completing a Bachelor of Arts. Over the past months of studying a range of different art based classes, ranging from Multimedia to Visual Arts. I have decided to major in the latter. It’s thanks to the scholarship and the generosity of Wandering Warriors that I was able to afford the materials for my projects this year and complete them to a high standard.

Mitchael Allen is studying Medical Laboratory Science at Jams Cook University. My father served with 2 RAR. When I complete my course I hope to work in the medical scene, not necessarily as a doctor but as something similar or more specialised, such as a job in pathology. Thank you to the RARF for your support.

Madeleine Croton is studying Health and Rehabilitation Science at Charles Sturt University at the Albury Campus. I am currently in my third year and will graduate in 2017. Whatever I do in my future I will be forever grateful for the support I have received from the RARF throughout my studies.

Jake Melville is studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and is currently in his second year at James Cook University in Townsville.  My current degree is a 3 year course; however once I have completed this degree I would like to continue studying either a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery or a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. The Scholarship has relieved the stress of trying to gather amounts of money quickly that is generally required to purchase textbooks.



Jonathon Cooper is the son of is LCPL Anthony Cooper who served with the 10 Independent Rifle Company and 3 RAR, and was among the first groups to be parachute qualified in the early eighties. Jonathon is currently in his second year of a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.  Jonathon has been awarded the Wandering Warriors Scholarship.

Felicity Ward is the daughter of is James Ward, who retired after 25 years in the Army. He was with 8/9RAR, both as a Rifleman and later as a member of the AACC, he had an operational tour in Afghanistan.  Felicity has started a Bachelor of Writing at the University of Canberra this year.

Jake Crimston-Smith is a first year student studying Pharmacy at James Cook University. Jake’s father spent the vast majority of his 26 year career in 1 RAR including operational tours of Somalia and East Timor.   After finishing his degree, he aspires to make a difference in the community, and aims to achieve this by having a long and prosperous career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Gail Madden is a Toowoomba girl and is completing a degree in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at the  Queensland University of Technology.  Her father served with 1 RAR in Somalia.

Stephanie Bragg is currently in her first year of university, studying a dual degree in Business Management and International Hotel and Tourism Management. Stephanie’s father spent 20 years in the Army including service in 5/7RAR.  Following her academic studies, She endeavours to use this course to aid her future career in events management.



Miss Fiona Cameron.  Fiona is the daughter of Major Ewan Cameron who completed 25 years of service in the Regiment including postings to a number of battalions including 1 RAR and 8/9 RAR.  Fiona will study a Bachelor of Education at James Cook University in Townsville.




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