Western Chances

Western Chances

Western Chances will award approximately 60 new and/or renewal scholarships at an average value of $1,000 to students studying STEM and other subjects. Scholarships enable young people to pay for essential education costs not provided by schools including, and not limited to, textbooks, internet, MYKI and specialist subject materials.

Western Chances will award five Pursuit Awards (STEM) valued at approximately $5,000 to talented scholarship recipients or eligible Western Chances alumni giving them the financial resources to participate in an extraordinary learning or development opportunity which would otherwise be prohibitively expensive. The Pursuit Awards provide an additional level of financial assistance to exceptional senior level secondary or tertiary scholarship recipients and eligible alumni, whose disadvantaged circumstances are ongoing, to access a high-value opportunity either here or overseas to further their development and/or career prospects. To date, Pursuit Award recipients have attended in person or online international conferences, academic courses, internships and major events.

About Western Chances

Western Chances provides financial assistance and ongoing support to talented young people in Melbourne’s west whose circumstances prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

As well as scholarships, Western Chances provides programs and networks to recognise, nurture and celebrate young talent in Melbourne’s west.