The Inner Temple offer a small number of scholarships for those with a minimally funded pupillage, called Benefactors’ Scholarships.
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- Communication Preferences
- Childcare at the Bar
The Marshall Hall Trust provided £16,500 in 2019 that the panel divided between successful applicants as Marshall Hall Pupillage awards. In 2020 the Trust will provide a minimum of £15,000.
It will be the same application form for both - you will be considered for both the Inner Temple and the Marshall Hall funding at the same time.
The awards offered by the Inn are:
|The Rachel Lawrence Scholarship||£2000|
|Leonard Woodley Scholarship||£1000|
|Sunley Prize (awarded by the Knights of the Round Table to those who have debated and/or mooted for the Inn)||£1000|
|Sweet and Maxwell Scholarship||£400|
|Cecile Yahuda Scholarship||£325|
|Basil Nield Scholarship||£250|
|Neville Laski Scholarship||£150|
|Geoffrey Veale Scholarship||£100|
|Ede and Ravenscroft Prize||wig, gown and circuit case|
Candidates should apply online, using the form on the web-site. Two references are required, one academic and one personal, and these should be submitted online as part of the application form. The Committee will also usually expect to be provided with a letter from the Applicant’s pupil supervisor (or proposed pupil supervisor) or from the head of chambers or the chambers’ pupillage committee, confirming the funding arrangements for the pupillage.
The financial statment section of the form is compulsory for the Pupillage awards.
There is no interview for the Inner Temple awards but if you are selected for Marshall Hall funding a short interview with the Trustees of the Marshall Hall Trust will be required.
Applications for 2020 are now closed. The next round of applications will open in April 2021.