Melinda Moch, a second-year law student at the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall Faculty of Law, has been awarded the 2023 MLT Aikins Indigenous Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.
Melinda was one of many highly qualified applicants across Canada who applied for the scholarship. Her academic achievements and outstanding work with the Manitoba Indigenous Law Students’ Association, the National Indigenous Law Students’ Association and the Winnipeg Children’s Access Agency made her a standout candidate who exemplifies the dedication needed to excel in the legal field.
Melinda is also a highly experienced paralegal in the MLT Aikins Winnipeg office. She focuses her practice on commercial real estate and has significant experience working on large-scale development projects for residential, commercial and industrial clients.
“We could not be more pleased to award this year’s MLT Aikins Indigenous Scholarship to an outstanding law student who has made significant contributions to her community while continuing to excel in her role as a paralegal,” said Aaron Runge, managing partner of MLT Aikins. “Congratulations, Melinda, on this well-deserved achievement.”
Melinda is proudly Red River Métis, with community and family ties to Winnipeg and Manitoba’s Interlake. She sits on the Indigenous Advisory Council of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and is the current President of the National Indigenous Law Students’ Association. Melinda also sits on the board of the Winnipeg Children’s Access Agency.
MLT Aikins is committed to promoting Indigenous perspectives and representation in the legal community. We consistently work to foster a learning environment that supports Indigenous success in the legal profession and beyond. We are pleased to congratulate Melinda as this year’s scholarship recipient and we look forward to recognizing Indigenous law students’ achievements through our Indigenous Scholarship program in the years to come.