Warkworth-based law firm WRMK lawyers is offering two new $10,000 scholarships to support aspiring law students.
The successful applicants will have demonstrated academic ability and leadership or involvement in their local community.
They must also face significant financial need or have life circumstances that present barriers to studying at university.
The recipients will benefit from a $10,000 cash contribution, guaranteed paid work experience after their second year of study and a mentor from WRMK.
Applications are open to Year 13 students at Mahurangi College and Rodney College, as well as other Northland secondary schools.
WRMK managing director Rebecca Merry says 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.
“Our scholarships are designed to help reduce those barriers, and provide these students with extra support to help them succeed,” she says.
The scholarships are part of WRMK’s Community Strategy, which focuses on youth and education, helping families fighting cancer and mental health.
Applications close on August 27.