For many years the Inner Temple has sought to offer financial support for students from its income and from funds provided by the generosity of its members, past and present, and other benefactors.
No, you don’t need to join the Inn before applying for a scholarship. You will need to join the Inn before we will pay you an award.
The Exhibition Scholarships make up the majority of the awards we have on offer. You can be considered for these if you do not fill in a financial statement but if you are successful any award you win would be at the minimum level of funding.
Should I apply for an award and fill out a financial statement even if I am not in great financial need?
Yes. Our awards are made on a combination of merit and need criteria. It is worth applying for an award and filling in the financial statement even if you don’t think you have any financial need. The financial statement will generally influence the size of your award, not whether you win one or not. If you don't fill in a financial statement we have to assume that you have adequate funding in place and as such any award you won would be at the minimum level.
No. The financial statement will generally influence the size of your award, not whether you win one or not.
No, it is your responsibility to forward the referees’ letter to your referees and to ensure that the references are sent to us by the closing date.
In the last round of applications, the Inner Temple interviewed every applicant. It is the Inn's intention, numbers permitting, to continue to offer interviews to all candidates that apply for any award.
The Inn's available funds are all awarded in the form of scholarships. The Bar Council maintains a list of other available funding here.