Gavan Chan has always been interested in technology so it was an easy decision to study computer science at RMIT. What wasn’t an easy decision was whether to attend university at all.
With financial support I can really focus on getting a higher qualification."
“My parents always wanted me to go to university but I felt that I might end up getting a job and start contributing to the household when I left school. Just travelling to and from RMIT from our house costs $1000 each year and that is a lot of money for my family.”
Gavan entered RMIT via the Schools Network Access Program (SNAP), which gives students from disadvantaged high schools unique pathways to university.
“I was awarded a merit/equity scholarship and it really affected my decision to attend university. With financial support I can really focus on getting a higher qualification. I now have so many career options open to me and I’m keen to pursue mobile application development when I finish my degree.”
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