Am I Eligible?

Is the applicant aged 24 years and under?
Chances for Children Tertiary Scholarships are granted to young people who are wanting to complete an undergraduate degree at University, or a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma at TAFE or MADEC.

Is the applicant an Australian Citizen living in northwest Victoria or southwest New South Wales?
This area refers to the Local Government Areas of Mildura (RC), Wentworth (S), Balranald (S), Swan Hill (RC), Gannawarra (S), Buloke (S), and Greater Wakool Ward.  You must currently reside or attend school in these areas at the time of applying to Chances.
You must be an Australian Citizen to be eligible for a Chances Scholarship.

Are there financial reasons why the applicant needs our help?
The application must show that the applicant and their family are unable to financially support their education.

Has the applicant looked at other options?
Chances Scholarships should be treated as a last resort.  We encourage you to also apply for other scholarship options and other sources of funding (general scholarships, government support) before applying to Chances. 

Students eligible for Centrelink’s Start Up Loan are encouraged to opt in.

Apprentices are encouraged to opt-in for the 
Trade Support Loan.

For other scholarships avaiable to young people, see our page 
Other Scholarship Opportunities.

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