Gray's Inn

Ann Goddard Pupillage Scholarships

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

  • opens 20 November 2018 
  • closes 7 January 2019

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


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

Scholarships 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 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 scholarship. Applicants must complete the Financial Details section contained within the application form.


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.

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 Scholarships

Scholarships made in 2016:

  No. Amount

Ann Felicity Goddard Scholarship




Total 10 £60,500  

HHJ Ann Felicity Goddard QC

Portrait of 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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  • Senior Scholarships for Pupillage

    Further information about the Senior Scholarships for Pupillage, number awarded and when to apply.

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  • Pupils

    Guidance on registering your pupillage and compulsory training courses during pupillage.

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  • Conditions for Applicants and Scholars

    All conditions, including the criteria for awarding a scholarship, and guidance for applying for and accepting a scholarship from the Inn.

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