The Bright Futures Scholarship supports students to experience a Damascus education who many otherwise not be able to attend Damascus.

2024 Bright Futures Pathways Panel & Breakfast

You are warmly invited to join us at the Bright Futures Pathways Panel & Breakfast, where current and past students will share their personal stories and insights on navigating their pathways to success.


  • Venue: Damascus College Events Centre (1412 Geelong Road, Mt Clear 3350)
  • Date: Thursday 6 June
  • Time: 7am - 8.45am (Doors open at 6.45am for registration)
  • Tickets: $15 Adult and $5 Student (18 and under) BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE
  • RSVP: 31 May 2024

The Bright Futures Pathways Panel & Breakfast is an annual event that brings together alumni, current students, families, and staff, for networking and inspiration.

This panel discussion will shine a light on the many and varied career pathways available to students, on completion of their studies at Damascus College. Panel members will share their career journey and aspirations so far and provide an insight in to how their Damascus education has/is impacting their lives.


Haileigh is a dedicated STEM student, Girls in STEAM leader, and ADF Long Tan Award recipient, inspiring peers through her leadership and interest in neurology. Haileigh will discuss the decision making process undertaken to successfully chose subjects that aligned with her chosen career path in medicine.

Adele leads Ballarat's Future Shapers program, advocating for community leadership, innovation, and sustainability, shaped by her VET experience at Damascus College. Adele embraced the non-traditional aspects of her education, and she will unpack how a VET focus helped her achieve success.

Jason, a leading cancer researcher at Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI), has a distinguished career in pathology with numerous publications and international presentations. After finishing VCE, Jason transitioned to university and shifted into his chosen career in the health industry. He has pivoted numerous times within this field and has now completed his PhD, with his research on the immune system and bowel cancer being highly acclaimed.

The Scholarship

The Bright Futures Scholarship was established in 2018 and is for the purpose of supporting students and families who are experiencing financial or personal disadvantage, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice activities and contribute to their local community

This scholarship is awarded annually to one incoming Year 7 student for 50% tuition relief, and is awarded for the duration of a student's enrolment at Damascus College (maximum of 6 years). More information on the scholarship can be found here.

To raise funds to extend the reach of the Bright Futures Scholarship to multiple students each year, Damascus College engages in numerous Bright Futures events to raise funds for this worthy cause.