Application Process

Please read the application form carefully, and answer all of the questions as best you can.

Evidence of financial hardship
Chances for Children rely heavily on financial information to determine eligibility for Chances scholarships, so it is important that we have this information to help our District Selection Committee in their decision making.

Statement of support from two referees
All applicants must have two referees to support their application.

Who can be a referee?
Referees can be people who are well known to the applicant, for example teachers, principals, wellbeing officers, sporting coaches or case workers.

Referees cannot
  • be a family member or friend, or
  • financially benefit from any award granted by Chances – e.g. cannot be the provider of the service that the award will pay for.

Lodge your application in full by the advertised closing date.
By mail:
PO Box 1870, Mildura VIC 3502


How will my application be assessed?
Applications are assessed by the District Selection Committees (Mildura and Swan Hill), with scholarships being granted at their discretion based on the information provided in the application and the amount of funding available for allocation.  On occasions, applicants may be requested to provide further information. 

All applications are treated as strictly confidential. 

When will I be notified about the outcome?
You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application within approximately eight weeks of the closing date.

Further questions?
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Chances team by telephoning 03 5023 5966 or email
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Mildura Office:
Mallee Family Care
122 Ninth Street Mildura
T: (03) 5023 5966