Bar Course Scholarships

Gray’s will award at least £1.3 million in scholarships each year.

In 2022 we expect to award 75 to 85 Bar Course scholarships which start at £5,000 and can increase up to £30,000 when factoring in a Residential Scholarships. 

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

2023 Applications

The next application period for 2023 Bar Course Scholarships:

  • opens Friday 16 September 2022
  • closes at midnight on Friday 4 November 2022

If shortlisted, you will be interviewed between the 6-8 March 2023 (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.

2022 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 54
£5,000 - £30,000
Residential Scholarships
up to 15
value at £9,500

Residential Scholarships

There are 15 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.

Our named Bar Course scholarships are: 

  • 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

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