A welcome helping hand

Ashburton Law Practitioners Society secretary Andrew Mitchell (right) and president Matt Marshall (right) met with Ashburton College graduate Melissa Maslin yesterday to present her scholarship for law school.
Photo Katie Todd

When Ashburton College graduate Melissa Maslin checked her emails last week, she discovered a very pleasant surprise.

Maslin has been selected by the Ashburton Law Practitioners Society (ALPS) as the recipient of their annual scholarship, and will be embarking on her law studies at the University of Canterbury with less financial burden.

Maslin has received $250 upfront to help her with her studies, and will receive an extra $750 if she continues through into the second year of law.

Ashburton Law Practitioners Society Secretary Andrew Mitchell said the scholarship is given to a student who has not only achieved academic success in their NCEA results, but has proved themselves to be “well-rounded”.

“It’s for someone who has a clear passion, as well.”

All Year 13 students from Mount Hutt College and Ashburton College intending to study law are eligible for the annual scholarship.

– By Katie Todd