Western Chances News Archive

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New volunteer Lyn a valuable member of the Western Chances team

New volunteer Lyn a valuable member of the Western Chances team

Wed, 23rd May 2018
Western Chances has many excellent volunteers who provide administrative support in the office, help out at our events or serve as committee members. To celebrate National Volunteer Week we would like to introduce you to Lyn Foote, one of our newest volunteers.
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Westpac Foundation’s Community Grant Ambassador advocates for young people Melbourne’s west

Westpac Foundation’s Community Grant Ambassador advocates for young people Melbourne’s west

Tue, 29th May 2018
Since answering a call-out for Community Grant Ambassadors last year, Westpac’s Michael “Muddy” Waters has been a committed advocate for Western Chances. His work has inspired others in the banking community to help create more opportunities for young people.
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Western Chances Scholarship Award ceremony – celebrating the achievements of our newest scholarship

Western Chances Scholarship Award ceremony – celebrating the achievements of our newest scholarship

Tue, 17th April 2018
The Scholarship Award Ceremony at Deakin Edge in Federation Square was a highlight for our scholarship recipients in 2018. Over 90 talented young people received their certificates and were recognised for excellence in the fields of leadership, advocacy, community service, art, design, debating, languages, music, dance, academic excellence and more.
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Young scholarship recipient’s personal development inspired by Western Chances community connections

Young scholarship recipient’s personal development inspired by Western Chances community connections

Fri, 13th April 2018
Recently, Braybrook College student and Western Chances scholarship recipient Krystal Tran attended the life-changing Trinity Young Leaders program.
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Award-winning photographer and scholarship recipient has a keen eye for chemistry

Award-winning photographer and scholarship recipient has a keen eye for chemistry

Fri, 13th April 2018
Having entered her work in photography competitions for many years, Amy Venema was ecstatic last year to learn she had won several awards for her photography including a blue ribbon prizes at the Royal Melbourne Show.
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Scholarship recipient striving for a career advancing technology

Scholarship recipient striving for a career advancing technology

Mon, 2nd April 2018
Scholarship recipient, Simon Tchou has excelled in his studies after a demanding year 11, winning one of Australia's top education awards.
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Scholarship recipient finds courage to thrive in music performance

Scholarship recipient finds courage to thrive in music performance

Fri, 9th March 2018
Performing in a high school music production gave Tania Suesue such inspiration that she overcame her fears and passionately pursued her path toward a career in music.
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Inspiring women with big futures in Melbourne’s west

Inspiring women with big futures in Melbourne’s west

Thu, 8th March 2018
At Western Chances we support over 600 young people each year as part of our scholarship program. We’re delighted that many of our dedicated, motivated and passionate scholarship recipients and nominators have shared their stories with us.
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