Michelle Prasad was named head girl, achieved excellent grades, founded her own company, received distinguished awards, and was still rejected for multiple scholarship opportunities. This inspired her to start the Good Start Foundation a year ago to help students who do so much for their community but don’t have the financial security and means to study further.
“I want there to be easier access to tertiary education,” Michelle says.
After the launch and success of the foundation, she has received three scholarships: the University of Auckland Business School Inspiring Futures Scholarship, Brian Boyd First in Family Scholarship and Leap First in Family Scholarship. Michelle studies a co-joint of Law and Commerce at the University of Auckland. She’s the first in her family to attend university. She wishes to become a lawyer and, later in life, dip her fingers into politics.
“Outside of the foundation and my studies, I love reading and travelling,” she says. “But most especially – I like to make a difference in people’s lives.”
“I would like to thank my family, Edgewater College staff and students, and Young Enterprise staff,” she says. “Everyone’s been wonderful.”
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