Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn Scholarships & Awards

Throughout its long history, Lincoln’s Inn has sought always to encourage, support and to finance its students. Financial support comes from funding provided by generous benefactors, both past and present, but also - and to a major extent - from the high priority given to deserving students by present benchers in their allocation of the Inn’s current income. That allocation has been sharply increased this year and funding to the value of £1,569,000 is now available. Details of the Inn’s Scholarships and other Awards and Prizes are available from the menu on the left. It will be seen that the Inn’s financial provision is now concentrated on Scholarships and Bursaries for the CPE and BPTC years because the Inn’s view is that these are years of maximum need for students.

All of the Inn’s awards are made on merit. Merit is assessed in terms of the candidate’s intellectual qualities, which is of the highest importance at the modern Bar, together with qualities of personality and presentation also regarded as being of the greatest importance in anyone aiming at life as a barrister.

It should be noted that Awards may be made to candidates of merit so as to assist in funding them throughout the CPE, BPTC and pupillage years.

In determining the size of individual awards, interviewing panels take applicants' individual financial circumstances into account, although it is highly unlikely that the scholarship will cover the full cost of the fees for attending the GDL/BPTC.

For all enquiries concerning the BPTC, CPE, Pupillage and Entrance scholarships, please contact the Scholarships Coordinator:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please note:  Specially Qualified applicants i.e. transferring solicitors, foreign qualified lawyers etc., are NOT eligible to apply for the Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship or the Major BPTC Scholarships.  These awards are for students who will be undertaking the BPTC.

Deadline for BPTC Scholarships is Friday 3rd November 2017, 4.00pm.


General Conditions for Awards

  • Only those students intending to practice at The Bar of England & Wales are eligible to apply for scholarships and awards.
  • The making of any award does not prevent the recipient from applying for an award for the subsequent year.