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2020 Faculty scholarships open to applicants
Applications are now being invited from people hoping to begin devilling in 2020 for Faculty of Advocates scholarships.
Three scholarship schemes are available, helping to promote diversity in access to the bar. The sums awarded can be up to £10,000. One scheme targets in particular those from groups currently underrepresented at the bar, such as women, the disabled, single parents, carers and ethnic minorities.
The deadline for applications is the end of this month, so that they can be considered by the Faculty’s Scholarship Committee in May.
“The Faculty is conscious that lack of means, during devilling, may constitute an obstacle to those who wish to practise as advocates, and it therefore offers annual scholarships,” said Roddy Dunlop QC, the Faculty Treasurer.
“The scholarships seek to enable all persons of talent and ability to enter the profession of advocate.
“The Faculty aims not only to make excellence in advocacy and advice available to every litigant in Scotland, but also to be accessible by every person in Scotland – regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or societal background – who has the ability to contribute such excellence to the people of Scotland.”
Click here for guidance notes on applying for the scholarships.