Each year La Trobe University’s Aspire program gives thousands of high-achieving, community minded students a conditional offer to their chosen course.
The early entry program rewards leadership and volunteering by inviting Year 12’s to be part of a cohort of like-minded students as they transition from school to University.
Parade College is one of the Aspire program’s most successful and engaged schools. Based in Melbourne’s inner north, Parade has a long-standing relationship with La Trobe.
This year alone their students have collectively submitted over 100 applications. Students at Parade are drawn to the Aspire program for its range of course offerings and the opportunity to reflect on their achievements.
Aspire helps to relieve stress
For Vivian Sipsas, Career Practitioner at Parade College, the Aspire program gives her students the security and confidence they need as they look toward their future.
‘It provides students with an opportunity to be recognised for [their] contribution and rewarded with an early offer for their chosen course. This reduces the stress that our students feel in Year 12, particularly with the added challenges of remote learning.’
La Trobe ‘celebrates the attributes of 21st century learners – communication, flexibility, problem solving and adaptability’ by acknowledging leadership and volunteer work with the Aspire ATAR, a chance at a $20,000 scholarship and other rewards.