Bar Course Scholarships

In 2020, Gray’s will award at least £1.3 million in scholarships:

  • Residential Scholarships valued at £9,500
  • Bar Course scholarships up to £30,000

 I wouldn’t be able to continue my training without the funding. The scholarship is really important to the progression of my career.

2021 Applications

The next application period for 2021 Bar Course Scholarships:

  • opens on Friday 18 September 2020
  • closes at midnight on Friday 6 November 2020

If shortlisted, you will be interviewed in late February or early March (exact interview dates are published on the online application form).

Find out more about how to apply.

Bar Course Scholarships

The Hale, Bedingfield and Prince of Wales Scholarships are the Inn’s most prestigious Bar Course scholarships and are reserved for outstanding candidates of exceptional merit.

2021 Scholarships

Baroness Hale of Richmond Scholarships up to 4 £20,000 - £30,000
Bedingfield Scholarships up to 8  £5,000 - £30,000
Prince of Wales Scholarships up to 4 £5,000 - £30,000
Named Scholarships  up to 50  £5,000 - £30,000
Residential Scholarships  up to 14  value at £9,500

Residential Scholarships

There are 14 Residential Scholarships available to those awarded a Bar Course scholarship. 

Named scholarships 

In 2019, additional named scholarships were established which were named after several prominent female members of the Inn to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919. This included The Baroness Hale of Richmond Scholarships in recognition of the lifetime achievements of our very own Master Hale, former President of the Supreme Court.

2020 BPTC scholars received the named scholarships below: 

  • The Bedingfield Scholarships
  • The Prince of Wales Scholarships
  • The Baroness Hale of Richmond Scholarships
  • The Lord Justice Holker Scholarships
  • The Richard Yorke Scholarships
  • The Wilfred Getz Scholarships
  • The Wilfred Watson Scholarships
  • The William Shaw Scholarships
  • The Albion Richardson Scholarships
  • The Edmund Davies Scholarships
  • The Uthwatt Scholarships
  • The Bacon Scholarship
  • The Beryl Cooper Scholarship
  • The Bingham Scholarship
  • The Birkenhead Scholarship
  • The Claudia Wright Scholarship
  • The Cynthia Terry Scholarship
  • The Dame Joyanne Bracewell Scholarship 
  • The Denise Pannick Scholarship
  • The Elizabeth Ann Curnow Scholarship 
  • The Elizabeth Bagaaya Scholarship 
  • The Frank Quickfall Scholarship
  • The Gerald Moody Scholarship
  • The Goldie Scholarship
  • The Headridge Scholarship
  • The Holt Scholarship
  • The James Crouch Scholarship
  • The Jean Southworth Scholarship 
  • The Marion Simmons Scholarship 
  • The Monique Viner Scholarship 
  • The Olufolake Solanke Scholarship 
  • The Patrick Back Scholarship
  • The Roger Cox Scholarship
  • The Shakespeare Memorial Scholarship
  • The Sir Dingle Foot Scholarship
  • The Steen Scholarship
  • The Stella Cacoyanni Soulioti Scholarship 

Find out more

  • How to apply

    Making your online application, assessment criteria and deadlines

    How to apply

  • Bar Course Residential Scholarships

    Scholarships to live at the Inn in a shared student flat

    Residential Scholarships

  • Joining the Inn

    Becoming a barrister is more than just a career – it’s the fulfilment of a calling

    Joining