BECKY Boers is destined to end up in court – but for all the right reasons.
The Ballarat Grammar VCE student has been awarded a scholarship from a leading international law firm, designed to help students from disadvantaged areas achieve their tertiary education goals. Just one applicant from Victoria was chosen for the scholarships, with Becky chosen out of thousands of applicants for the King& Wood Mallesons Aspire Award.
The $9000 scholarship will see her through her final year of VCE next year and help her financially in her first two years of university.
Keen to become a lawyer, Becky will also receive a mentor from the firm.
“I like to think I have a strong sense of social justice, which made me want to get into law,” she said. “I like to get involved with people’s lives and I want to be emotionally involved with clients and help them out in that way.”
King & Wood Mallesons partner Michael Clough commented that Becky was an “impressive young lady with wisdom and commitment beyond her years”.
Becky hopes to study law at Monash University.