Am I Eligible?

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

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

Are you 24 years old or 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.

Are you 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 you need our help?
The application must show that the applicant and their family are unable to financially support their education.

Application Dates


Applications open on Monday the 26th of August 2024, and close Monday the 28th of October 2024.

If you require immediate assistance please contact a member of the Chances for Children Team.
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Mildura Office:
Mallee Family Care
122 Ninth Street Mildura
T: (03) 5023 5966