WITH a little help from Zonta, Year 11 student Ellie Charlton will be able to finish her secondary school years in a place she loves.
Ellie was last week awarded the Young Women's Scholarship for 2012, without which she may have had to leave her school, Scots PGC.
Ellie said she and her sister, Kasey, loved the school and their parents would do anything to keep them there.
"Scots is just such a great atmosphere and environment and the teachers are great and really want to help you achieve," she said.
"My grades have gone up since being at the school and there are so many co-curricular activities to do. It's great.
"In my application I wrote how privileged I was to go to the school and how it has opened up career options I never thought about before."
Once she completes high school next year, the ambitious student plans to spend some time travelling before settling down and working towards a career in the medical profession.
Ellie said the scholarship had taken a huge weight off her parents' shoulders and she was extremely grateful to Zonta for their help.
"Zonta is such an amazing organisation and they should really be proud of all the wonderful things they do for people," she said.
The scholarship will go towards tuition fees and uniforms, with Ellie saying she was most excited about some crisp, new threads.
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