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Ann Felicity Goddard Pupillage Scholarships (Victoria League)

We have an unexpected opportunity to award three residential scholarships to pupils who will commence pupillage in publicly funded work in the autumn of 2018.

The accommodation, 3 single bedrooms, is not based within the Inn, but at the Victoria League Student House. The student house is dormitory living, including common rooms and a lovely communal garden. It takes about 30 minutes on the Central Line from the Inn to the Victoria League House. 

The decision to offer these scholarships will be based on both merit and the applicant’s need. 

The three successful candidates will be housed for a period of 12 months beginning 1 October 2018 and ending 31 September 2019.

Eligibility

You may only complete the application if you are commencing your pupillage in the autumn of 2018. If you are not beginning in 2018 but would like clarification then please email the scholarships team in the Education Department.

Before starting an application please read our conditions for applicants and scholars to find out more about references, conditions and the application process. Please also ensure you read all the guidance contained within the application form itself.

Please note:

  • you must be a member of the Inn to apply for an Ann Goddard Scholarship
  • both your references must also be received by the above deadline (one academic and one from your pupil supervisor)

To Apply

Applications:

  • open 26 April 2018
  • close 4 June 2018

You must apply via our online scholarship application system system. You will be required to create an account if you are a new user. If you are using the system in Internet Explorer 9 or above, please ensure you disable ‘compatibility view’ before starting an application.

Referees are required to provide references using the Inn's online scholarship system. The online scholarship application form will allow unique access for each of your referees to provide their references. Details on referee eligibility and guidance for referees on completing references can be found in Notes to Scholarship Referees.

If shortlisted, the interviews will take place on 11 June 2018. This interview date is not flexible. 

Ann Felicity Goddard Pupillage Scholarships

The next Ann Goddard Scholarship award application period (for pupillages commencing 2018*):

  • opens October 2018 (exact date TBC)
  • closes November 2018 (exact date TBC)

*Please email the scholarships team for further information if your pupillage does not commence in the Autumn. 

Applications

The Inn will accept applications for Ann Goddard Scholarships from members currently undertaking pupillage training in publicly funded work in whole or in substantial part.

Please note there are two stages to the application process:

1. Merit

Awards are made solely on the basis of the applicant's satisfaction of the Inn's merit based criteria; intellectual ability, motivation to succeed at the Bar, potential as an advocate and other personal qualities.

Financial circumstances are not considered in determining whether to make scholarships or awards in the first instance. 

2. Financial Means 

Once the successful scholars have been determined, the Inn will carefully consider the financial circumstances of each scholar to determine the amount of each award. Applicants must complete the Financial Details section contained within the application form.

Conditions

Before starting an application please read our conditions for applicants and scholars to find out more about references, conditions and the application process. Please also ensure you read all the guidance contained within the application form itself.

Please note:

  • you must be a member of the Inn to apply for an Ann Goddard Scholarship
  • both your references must also be received by the above deadline (one academic and one from your pupil supervisor)

Online application system

You must apply via our online scholarship application system system. You will be required to create an account if you are a new user. If you are using the system in Internet Explorer 9 or above, please ensure you disable ‘compatibility view’ before starting an application.

An application for a Hebe Plunkett Award (for disabled students and pupils, in particular those who are blind or partially sighted, requiring financial assistance on the GDL, the BPTC or during pupillage) can also be made in tandem with your GDL application. 

Referees are required to provide references using the Inn's online scholarship system. The online scholarship application form will allow unique access for each of your referees to provide their references. Details on referee eligibility and guidance for referees on completing references can be found in Notes to Scholarship Referees.

If shortlisted, interviews will be held in January (exact interview dates will be published on the online application form).

Previous Awards

Awards made in 2016:

  No. Amount

Ann Felicity Goddard Scholarship

1
4
2
1
1
1

£8,500
£7,500
£6,000
£5,000
£3,000
£2,000

 

Total 10 £60,500  

HHJ Ann Felicity Goddard QC

  • Endowed by a legacy left to the Inn by the late Master Ann Goddard for the support of pupil barristers undertaking training in publicly funded areas of law
  • HHJ Ann Felicity Goddard QC (1936-2011), called 1960, a Bencher of the Inn and Senior Circuit Judge at the Old Bailey

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