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 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 $5.3 million in scholarships
Assisted over 2650 young people
Awarded more than 6250 new and renewal scholarships

Scholarship update:

The 2018 scholarship round for NEW applicants has now closed. Applications have been reviewed and successful notifications have been sent to all nominators and applicants

Congratulations to all the successful applicants and thanks to the nominators for all their efforts in identifying talented and motivated young people for Western Chances scholarships.

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The 2019 round for renewing applicants will open in February 2019.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that we live and work on Aboriginal lands. We value and respect the knowledge and living culture that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our communities.
Sincere thanks to Gandel Philanthropy and The Samuel Nissen Charitable Foundation, managed by Perpetual, for supporting the development of Western Chances’ communication channels

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