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We are committed to supporting talented young people who have the potential to benefit from and contribute to the legal profession. Our aim is to ensure that if you have drive and talent, money will not be a barrier to becoming a solicitor in Scotland. We will give priority to individuals from less advantaged backgrounds. So your social and economic situation will be taken into consideration.

 In order to be eligible to apply, you need to be able to answer yes to the following questions:

  •  Do you have an offer to study law (known as the LLB) at a Scottish university commencing in 2017?*
  •  Is your parental /guardian total annual income under £34,000?
  •  Are you currently at school, or have left school within the last 2 years (but not currently attending university)?

 If you can answer yes to each of these questions, you can apply.

 Once we receive your application, we will then consider all of the information provided before deciding who to make an offer of a bursary to.

 *In order to apply you must have a place to study law (known as the LLB) at one of the ten universities accredited by the Law Society of Scotland (check with us if you are not sure if your course meets this criteria.) If you have a conditional offer, we recommend you apply and the offer of a bursary will be conditional on the offer of a place on the LLB course.

How do I apply?

The application process for 2017 funding is now open. The closing date for applications is 29th May 2017 at 5pm.

If you have any questions about your application please contact Deb Barber - deborahbarber@lawscot.org.uk

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When you apply, you will need to provide information such as:

  • a personal statement
  • place of residence
  • school attended
  • your academic qualifications
  • your UCAS personal statement