Hardwicke Entrance Awards

Hardwicke Scholarships - How to apply

Award Summary

The Hardwicke Entrance Award pays for the fee on admission to Lincoln’s Inn, the fee on Call to the Bar and charges for 12 qualifying sessions, including dining nights, lecture nights and advocacy workshops at the Inn; in addition it also covers one sitting of the Bar Course Aptitude Test.  

Application Form

Complete and return application forms to the Treasury Office by the appropriate closing date (listed below).  References MUST also be received by the closing date.

Current application forms & relevant documents: 

Download the Hardwicke Application Form for May 2017
Download the Confidential Reference Form


Each applicant must arrange for two references to be sent either separately or attached to their application.  If the latter is chosen, they must be in sealed envelopes. 

Acceptable formats are as follows:

  • An original, hard copy sent via post to:
    Scholarships Coordinator, Treasury Office, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3TL
  • A signed, scanned copy sent by email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

References must arrive no later than the 2nd May 2017 for the Hardwicke Entrance Awards

The above Confidential Reference Form may be used or referees may produce their reference on headed paper. 

The Inn does not write to referees or chase up references on behalf of the applicant. 

Please note: at least one reference MUST be an academic reference i.e. from your university, unless you completed your degree several years ago.  In this case two professional references are acceptable. 



Hardwicke Scholarships - When to apply

Closing Dates

Applications must be submitted and received at the Treasury Office by 4.00 PM at the latest on the closing date.

If posting, we would strongly encourage using the "Guaranteed Next Day Delivery" service.

- Hardwicke Entrance Awards: The closing date is twice per year, with the next deadline being the 2nd May 2017, you may apply at any time over the course of the year. Results will be issued in the following month.

Applications for these awards can be submitted alongside applications for both the Major BPTC Awards & CPE / GDL Awards.