WRMK Lawyers scholarship programme heads into second year

The programme is geared towards Year 13 students in Northland secondary schools

WRMK Lawyers scholarship programme heads into second year

WRMK Lawyers has officially started accepting applications for the second year of its scholarship programme.

The programme, which was first launched last July, supports potential law students from the Northland area who have demonstrated academic ability and leadership, but are hampered by financial difficulties or circumstances that prevent them from accessing university education.

“We know there are students in the North who are determined, well-rounded individuals with the potential to have a rewarding career in the law, but who are held back by either their financial or personal circumstances,” managing director Wayne McKean said. “Our scholarships are designed to help reduce those barriers, and provide these students with extra support to help them succeed.”

According to WRMK Lawyers, scholarship recipients will be awarded a cash contribution of $10,000. In addition to the monetary award, the scholarship includes guaranteed paid work experience with the firm once the recipients have completed their second year of study.

Recipients will also receive mentorship opportunities from the firm.

The scholarship is open to Year 13 students across all Northland secondary schools, Mahurangi and Rodney colleges. The firm is accepting applications until 26 August.

Last year, high school students Savannah Cowan and Jimmy Mack became the first-ever scholars under the programme. They are currently studying law at Victoria University of Wellington.

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