The Mallesons Aspire Awards are designed to help students from disadvantaged areas to achieve their tertiary education goals. The Awards are presented to a Year 11 student who would have otherwise faced great difficulty in meeting the costs associated with tertiary study, in each of the five Australian states in which the firm has a presence.
Year 11 students Anastasia Meikhail of St George Girls High School (NSW), Rebecca Boers of Ballarat Gammar (VIC), Aime Shimirwa of Wagga Wagga High School (ACT), Deanna Juttner of Elanora State High School (QLD) and Mohamed Beyan of Safety Bay Senior High School/Challenger Institute of Technology (WA) have won the award, each receiving $9,000 apportioned over Year 12 and their first two years of tertiary studies. Each student will also be offered ongoing support and guidance from a King & Wood Mallesons mentor.
King & Wood Mallesons Managing Partner Australia, Tony O’Malley, said: “We are delighted to support these students by providing mentoring and financial support to pursue their tertiary goals and ambitions. The Mallesons Aspire Award is an important part of our community program and enables us to make a difference to the lives of truly deserving young people.”
The Smith Family’s CEO, Dr Lisa O’Brien, echoed Tony O’Malley’s comments. “The Mallesons Aspire Award represents a significant opportunity for these students, who will receive mentoring and support through their transition into tertiary education. The added financial assistance provided by the scholarship will help go towards textbooks and other academic costs, easing the financial strain so they can concentrate on getting the most out of their studies.”
The Mallesons Aspire Award was launched in 2011 to mark the tenth anniversary of Mallesons in the Community and the tenth anniversary of King & Wood Mallesons’ partnership with The Smith Family.
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