Throughout its long history, Lincoln’s Inn has sought always to encourage, support and to finance its students. Financial support comes from funding provided by generous benefactors, both past and present, but also - and to a major extent - from the high priority given to deserving students by present benchers in their allocation of the Inn’s current income.
Primarily Lincoln’s Inns Scholarships are for those undertaking their GDL and BPTC years; it is the Inn’s view that these are the years of maximum need for students.
All of the Inn’s awards are made on merit. Merit is assessed in terms of a candidate’s intellectual qualities, which are of the highest importance at the modern Bar, together with qualities of personality and presentation, which are also regarded as being of the greatest importance to anyone aiming for a life as a barrister.
Please find below specific criteria that Scholarship Applicants need consider when submitting an application.
Intellectual strength, ordinarily evidenced in large part by real excellence in performance at University.
A confident person capable also of being sensitive to other people and to the situation with which he or she is dealing.
High motivation and drive with evidence of serious commitment to some aspect of work at the Bar through, for example, mooting and mini-pupillages.
A high level of intelligent articulacy; someone confident, but perceptive, who knows what he or she is talking about.
General Conditions for Awards
Only those students intending to practice at The Bar of England & Wales are eligible to apply for scholarships and awards.
The making of any award does not prevent the recipient from applying for an award for the subsequent year.
The value of each award is calculated through a means test based on the applicants’ disclosed financial resources and obligations. A separate Means Testing Panel review applicants' individual circumstances through the use of financial information provided during your Scholarship Application.
Please note: Specially Qualified applicants i.e. transferring solicitors, foreign qualified lawyers etc., are NOT eligible to apply for Major BPTC Scholarships. These awards are for students who will be undertaking the BPTC.
Deadline for BPTC Scholarships is Friday, 2nd November 2018, 4.00 pm.
Deadline for GDL Scholarships is Friday, 3rd May 2019, 4.00 pm.
Deadline for Pupillage Scholarships is Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 4.00 pm.
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
The Inns total Scholarship Budget for the 2018/19 Academic Year is £1,574,000