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Zac Lewis, CEO, Western Chances

Master of Business Administration - Kaplan Business School (2019)

I have been incredibly fortunate to be offered the opportunity to undertake an MBA by the Australian Scholarship Foundation. I was looking for a challenging opportunity to grow as a leader and strengthen my skills in organisational strategy. Approaching the halfway mark of my MBA, I have found this course to be exactly what I was looking for. This MBA has brought relevant content, theory and real-world practice together in a learning environment that been both challenging and enriching. The flexible options for study have meant I have been able to undertake this study while also working full time. This opportunity could not have come at a better time. The Covid-19 pandemic has applied tremendous pressure to the not-for-profit sector, which must now adapt to a new “Covid-normal” business as usual. This requires innovative leadership and strategic business skills, capacity which the Australian Scholarship Foundation are helping to develop though this scholarship program. This scholarship has helped me to develop my own leadership style and given me the confidence and belief in myself to take on the role of CEO of Western Chances, an amazing organisation who empowers young people to overcome barriers and achieve their potential. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Australian Scholarship Foundation and Kaplan Business School for this opportunity. I would also encourage anyone looking to make the next leap in their career to consider applying for an ASF scholarship!