Western Chances gives young people in Melbourne’s west the chance to fulfil their potential and overcome barriers to success by providing scholarships, opportunity programs and ongoing support.


Fashion Design Award

Congratulations to SASC Western Chances recipient Cynthia Dinh, who was recently awarded the 2023 Ross Weymouth Young Fashion Designer of the Year.

“As an aspiring artist in Melbourne’s west, I grew up with the notion it wasn’t possible to do what I loved. As I won Designer of the Year, I vowed with conviction to change the fashion industry and level up the playing field.”

Cynthia extends her heartfelt gratitude to those who continue to support her, especially her inspiring Fashion Teacher, Mr Bowden for nurturing her talent and creativity and encouraging her to pursue her passion. Thank you, Mr Bowden.




Ms Mortimer Mortimer – Scholarships Coordinator