Air Force Association Victoria
Vietnam Veterans Bursary and Encouragement Awards

In 2009, the Royal Australian Air Force (Vic) Foundation in conjunction with the Royal Australian Air Force Vietnam Veterans Association (Vic) has established an annual Bursary to provide financial assistance to eligible dependents of Vietnam veterans in recognised educational or training courses.

The Bursary, administered by the RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association, represents another facet of the assistance both Associations deliver to former and serving RAAF members and their families.

Announcing Two Additional Encouragement Awards

Two separate Encouragement Awards, named in honour of highly esteemed past members, will provide an amount of $500 to applicants deemed most worthy of such assistance.  

All applicants for the Bursary will be considered for either the John ‘Snow’ Coughlan CGM Encouragement Award, or the Lee and Ellen Scully Encouragement Award as part of their application.


The child, adopted child or grandchild (who normally resides in Victoria) of a person with operational service, or three or more years continuous fulltime service, as a member of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The stepchild or foster child is eligible, if they have resided with or been financially supported by the veteran stepparent or foster parent, for five of the last ten years.

Under the age of 25 when applying unless exceptional circumstances, related to the veteran’s service, exist. Enrolled in (or planning to enrol in) any recognised educational or training course.
Any activity or representation associated with any recognised educational or training course.

Note: 1. Applicants may apply separately or be nominated by any Branch member of the Air Force Association (Victorian Division).

2. When completing the Application Form, please ensure you advise the educational or training course you are undertaking (or planning to undertake).

3. Previous scholarship winners are entitled to reapply.


The RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association Bursary Sub-Committee will assess applications/ nominations on merit.


Applications to be forwarded to the Secretary, RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association, by the 4th Friday in January of each year.

The Secretary, RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association, will advise the successful applicant/applicants and the bursary amount during the second week of February each year.

The Secretary, RAAF Vietnam Veterans Association, will invite the successful applicant/applicants to attend the Annual General Meeting for presentation of the Bursary and Bursary Certificate.

Further information: Mrs Gill Coughlan | Secretary RAAFVVA | gilly4346@gmail.com

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