Grants and trusts

On this page, we have included some of the financial assistance students from across Scotland may find helpful.

**In addition, we have published a document outlining a number of grants and trusts we are aware of, for both prospective LLB and Diploma students. The document can be downloaded now. **

The Pritchard Educational Trust

Applications to the Pritchard Trust are now closed for the 2016/17 session.

The Pritchard Educational Trust was established to assist those who are of academic ability and wish to qualify as solicitors but who, through financial constraints, are unable to do so. Particular emphasis is given to those students embarking on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

The trustees will decide year on year how many grants to distribute, and in recent years between two and five grants of around £2,500 have been distributed.

Applications for the 2016/2017 session are now closed. All queries should be sent to: careers@lawscot.org.uk.

The Clark Foundation for Legal Education

The Clark Foundation for Legal Education invites applications for grants and scholarships from persons practising law in Scotland, whether as solicitors or advocates, and from persons studying at Scottish universities or other institutions of higher education based in Scotland.

The purpose of the foundation is to promote and advance the legal and business education and training of Scots lawyers and students of Scots law. Application forms can be requested from January to March for submission by the deadline of 31 March 2016. For further details please email clarkfoundation@shepwedd.co.uk or see the guidance note here.

Scholarships and bursaries

There are usually a number of scholarships and bursaries available to Diploma students across the universities, including hardship funds. Please check with the universities offering the Diploma to see what options may be available.

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