Treasurer Tim Pallas is proud to nominate Western Chances as his 2018/19 Victorian Budget charity.
Western Chances offers scholarships, opportunity programs and ongoing support to help break down the barriers to education faced by some students from across the Western Suburbs.
The scholarships help to fund essential items, such as laptops, text books, specialist tuition fees and calculators, to help keep the students on a path to their chosen careers.
He challenged his parliamentary colleagues and Victoria’s business community to follow his lead and make a personal donation to the organisation.
The Treasurer has nominated a charity for every budget delivered by the Andrews Labor Government.
Quotes attributable to Treasurer Tim Pallas
“I challenge Victoria’s big business CEOs and executives to get behind this great charity that helps disadvantaged student across the Western Suburbs by making a donation.”
“To all the CEOs out there: Western Chances creates important education opportunities for Victorians facing financial barrier, and a donation could be an investment in the future of an up-and-coming leader of your own company!
Quotes attributable to Western Chances CEO Rhyll Dorrington
“Western Chances provides financial scholarships and personal, professional and educational opportunities for talented and motivated young people, in Melbourne’s west, who are facing barriers which may prevent them from completing their education.”
Quotes attributable to Western Chances Scholarship Alumni, *Chelsea
“I received my first scholarship when I was 16 years old and in Year 10 and, eleven years later I received my final scholarship as I reached the end of many years of study.
“Western Chances had a powerful impact on me; it made me want to continue doing the best I could, I needed to live up to the belief shown in me. I now have three degrees and I am practicing as an osteopath in a private clinic.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020