The Chance of a Lifetime
Western Chances believes in the power of education to transform lives and with your support, we can help more young people overcome barriers to success. We have embraced a saying at Western Chances; 'talent is everywhere - opportunity is not'.
About Western Chances
Western Chances believes in the power of education to transform lives. We give young people in Melbourne’s west the chance to fulfil their potential and overcome barriers to success by providing scholarships, opportunity programs and ongoing support.
Our scholarships support talented and motivated students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to pursue their education dreams. Western Chances relies on donations from trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals to provide much needed support to young people in Melbourne's west.
All donations are gratefully accepted and donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible.
Since 2004 we have:
Invested above $6.025 million in scholarships
Assisted over 2845 young people
Awarded more than 6920 new and renewal scholarships
About our Scholarships
To be eligible for a Western Chances scholarship applicants must reside in one of the six nominated municipalities in Melbourne’s west and be enrolled at a government secondary school, TAFE, university or Community Service Organisation. All applicants must be talented, motivated and demonstrate financial need or hardship.
Please see the relevant document checklist for detailed information regarding supporting documentation. Please refer to the guidelines, checklists and other information on our scholarships page.
The next round for renewing applicants will open in February 2020.
The next round for new applicants will open in July 2020.
Please refer to the scholarship page for all the details on how to apply next year.