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Eligibility & Application Process


To apply you must:

  • be a sixth-form student at a UK state (non-fee paying) school or sixth form college;
  • be applying to study law (or a law-related) degree at a university in the UK from September 2024;
  • be passionate about pursuing a career in law; and
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence.

In addition, at least one of the following must apply to you:

  • you are eligible for free school meals, even if you do not claim them (or, where you attend a college, you would be eligible for free school meals if you attended a school);
  • you attend a school where at least 25% of pupils are eligible for free school meals (or, where you attend a college, immediately prior to attending that college you attended a school where at least 25% of pupils are eligible for free school meals);
  • you will be in the first generation of your family to go to university;
  • you have refugee status or are seeking asylum;
  • you have been in local authority care; or
  • you have been responsible for the long-term care of a sick or disabled family member.

Application process

Stage One: Application Form

Applications are now open for the Ellen and Nikki Scholarship Scheme. To apply, please follow this link: Apply here.

Throughout your application, we will be looking for the following:

  • your name, home address, contact number and email, and name of your school; confirmation that you satisfy the scheme eligibility criteria, as set out above;
  • the contact details of one of your teachers who we can contact for a reference; and
  • a personal statement (this can be based on the form you are using for university applications) telling us more about you, what being successful in the scholarship scheme would mean to you and why you are interested in a career in law. This personal statement should be no more than 500 words.

Please note, although we ask for your grades on our application form, these are not taken into account for decision-making purposes.

To apply, click here. click here.

Stage Two: Video Interview

If you are successful at the first stage of the application process, you will be invited to submit a short video telling us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in the law.

We will review all applications received prior to the stated deadline and will thereafter, in our absolute discretion, select one or more successful candidates. Your place on the scholarship scheme is conditional on you commencing a law (or law-related) degree at a UK university the September after applying. You must provide us with evidence of enrolment prior to us paying the financial award to you in each year.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Ward.

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