The Chance of a Lifetime

Western Chances believes in the power of education to transform lives.

The 2018 renewal scholarship round has now closed

This round was open to young people who have previously received a Western Chances scholarship.

Applications opened on Tuesday 30 January 2018 and closed on Friday 9 March 2018.

All supporting evidence must be received by Friday 16 March 2018.

Please ensure you send all supporting evidence as soon as you can via .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or mail

Western Chances, Level 3 / 3 West, Footscray Hospital, 160 Gordon Street, Footscray

Each item of supporting evidence should be clearly labeled with the recipient name and the name of the evidence: e.g. David Davidson – Report

To find out more about our scholarships please click HERE to go to our scholarships page.

If you have any questions, please contact Program Manager Anne Connors on 03 8345 7813 or via email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

New book "How the West was One" supporting Western Chances

‘How the West was One’, memoirs of Melbourne’s Western suburbs, was launched by Terry Bracks on Sunday 12 November at the Yarraville Club, with over 300 people in attendance, including many of the writers. Thanks to MC John Harms, book editors Sue O’Brien and Karyn Howie, plus all the contributors for supporting Western Chances via sales of the book.

The books editors Karyn Howie and Sue O’Brien are childhood friends who grew up in the West and were inspired to create the book after deciding to write their own stories and meeting fellow Westies who were also excited to write about their childhood exploits. The collection of memoirs includes thirty-nine personal stories of growing up in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

All the profits from the book go to Western Chances, which supports talented and motivated young people in the western suburbs of Melbourne facing barriers to fulfilling their potential by providing them with scholarships, opportunities and on-going support.

To find out more and order your copy of the book visit

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