Here's why you should apply

We're committed to supporting talented young people who have the potential to benefit from and contribute to the legal profession. Our aim is to ensure that if you have drive and talent, money will not be a barrier to becoming a solicitor in Scotland. We will give priority to individuals from less-advantaged backgrounds. So your social and economic situation will be taken into consideration if you apply for a bursary.


What will you receive?


Each Lawscot Foundation scholar is entitled to the following:

  • £2,750 bursary for each year of your legal study (totalling £13,750 upon completion of your legal study)
  • a mentor from the legal profession for the duration of your study
  • exclusive career development opportunities with corporate sponsor firms and organisations


Megan's Story

Megan was a student at the University of Aberdeen. After being in the care system when she was younger, she received support from the Lawscot Foundation to complete her law degree. This is Megan's story.

Who can apply?

Find out if you're eligible to apply for one of our bursaries.

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