A scholarship from Western Chances helps talented and motivated young people fulfil their potential. We do this by removing financial barriers so that students can buy essential items to help them remain in education.
One way to measure the success of our scholarship program, and the success of our recipients, is through year 12 completion rates.
Destination statistics for scholarship recipients completing year 12 are compiled annually with consistently excellent results.
In 2016, 111 Western Chances scholarship recipients studied VCE or equivalent. We are proud to report that 99% per cent of the 110 we were able to contact successfully completed the school year.
The outstanding results of our scholarship recipients reflect not only their hard work and dedication to their education, but the important role our scholarships play in keeping young people engaged in the education system.
In total, 96 per cent of our Year 12 Western Chances scholarship recipients were offered places in tertiary institutions, training or employment. Of the 96%:
- 79 were offered places in degree courses
- 11 recipients were offered places in diploma courses
- 6 recipients were offered places in certificate courses
Congratulations to our recipients who completed year 12 in 2016. We know that you worked hard to achieve your results and we hope you are inspired to dream big in the future.
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- New volunteer Lyn a valuable member of the Western Chances team
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- Scholarship recipient striving for a career advancing technology
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- Inspiring women with big futures in Melbourne’s west
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- Western Chances scholarship recipients excel in VCE and VCAL
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- Meet a Board member: Gaye Hamilton
- High octane science and engineering career ahead for scholarship recipient
- Western Chances workshop inspires next generation of leaders
- Gymnast and scholarship recipient becomes Dance Sports champion
- Scholarship recipient embraces university and work placements with an eye on the future
- Meet a Board member: Ros Willett, Deputy Chair, Western Chances Board
- A lifetime in the west: Western Chances nominator dedicates her life to supporting young people
- Scholarship recipient welcomed into Western Chances family
- Dedicated scholarship recipient keen to begin leadership career
- Scholarship recipient eyes opportunities through window into corporate world