RSL Scholarships and Grants
The RSL awards scholarships every 12 months to kids and grandchildren of veterans in necessitous and deserving situations to help them after they adopt tertiary schooling in Australia. The Scholarships ($4,000 every step with 12 months) keep for up to 3 years. The Scholarships may be implemented through, and are administered by, the Australian Veterans’ Children Australia Trust [AVCAT].
Reg Saunders Scholarships
Captain Reginald Walter Saunders was a very well-respected soldier and leader and was the first identifiable Aboriginal to be commissioned as an officer in the Australian Army. The RSL continues to pay tribute to his service with a scholarship in his name. Each year two $3,000 scholarships are awarded to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island students who have good academic standing and the intention to use their skills or profession for the benefit of their community. The Scholarships can be applied for through, and are administered by, the Australian Veterans’ Children Australia Trust [AVCAT].
RSL New Guinea Campaign Tertiary Scholarship
The RSL New Guinea Campaign Tertiary Scholarship was introduced in 2019. The scholarship provides one scholarship of $6,500 per year for 3 years (subject to satisfactory yearly academic results) for a student in Papua New Guinea. This Scholarship is administered through the Port Moresby RSL Sub-Branch.
Kapyong [Gapyeong] Scholarships
To honor our Korean Veterans and to recognize the part that Australian service personnel played in the Korean War, the RSL established a grant for students attending the Gapyeong High School and Middle School in Korea. These scholarships are provided through the Jubilee Commemorative Fund of the RSL and are administered in Korea through the Defence Attaché in the Australian Embassy, Seoul.
Medical Student Exchanges
Three grants are made yearly from the Jubilee Commemorative Fund to support the exchange of medical students to PNG and Fiji through the Sydney Medical School–Northern at the Royal North Shore Hospital, and to Vietnam through the Hoc Mai Exchange Program.