Families Of Veterans Guild

May 2023

2024 AVCAT Scholarships

Your child or grandchild may be eligible for the AVCAT tertiary scholarship between $4,000 and $6,000! 2024 AVCAT scholarship applications open on 18 August, including the Australian War Widows NSW Scholarship, and close at midnight 31 October 2023. AVCAT is a national charity that manages a range of tertiary education scholarships and bursaries for the children […]

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Scholarship Recipient Announcement

Our AWWNSW CEO Renee Wilson was recently awarded the Ferris Family Fellowship during the Harvard Club of Australia Luncheon. With this Fellowship, Renee will attend a week-long course about managing and leading Non-For-Profit Organisations at Harvard University in the US. “I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity. It has come at the perfect

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Welcome to our May Newsletter!   April and May are significant months for the veterans community as numerous commemorative events and anniversaries fall on these two months. We have been busy attending these events and sharing as much as possible with you through social media platforms and our publications. It was also an opportunity for


International Nurses Day

On International Nurses Day 12 May 2023, Board Member Jennifer Collins AM acknowledged her respect to her nursing peers and highlighted the service of Ethel Lane AM MBE a nurse and a war widow: “The name Ethel “Stalky” Lane AM MBE is synonymous with dedication to women’s services, veterans welfare and the Australian War Widows.

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AWWNSW Advocacy Updates

Update on support for bereaved children of veterans During the course of our regular Townhalls, an urgent priority regarding access to treatment for bereaved children of veterans was identified and immediately actioned. Over the course of the following 4 weeks, we worked with DVA and the Minister’s Office to understand the barriers in the system.

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