Prizes and Scholarships

School Prizes

Each year the School awards several prizes to students who achieve academic excellence.

Find out more information about the prizes and previous prize winners

School Funding Opportunities

The Law School also offers a range of different funding opportunities and awards to help current students and recent graduates with travel for development activities, further study and hardship circumstances.

For travel

The W.A. Wilson Educational Fund

Scholarship information: The W.A. Wilson Trustees may award up to £500 (or more in special cases) per application to respective current Law Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. The awards are intended to assist students at Edinburgh Law School to attend and participate in legal courses and conferences out with the United Kingdom by contributing towards conference fees and related travel and accommodation costs. Funds can be used to support work-based placement travel abroad; group travel for example, to courts; or any other educational purpose that an individual student requests. Eligibility: All current students enrolled a full-time basis on an undergraduate programme (including the Graduate LLB programme, MA Law, and BA Arts, Humanities and Social Science) or postgraduate taught programme, hosted by Edinburgh Law School. Deadline: Applications may be made throughout the year. Application process: Application form can be obtained via this link. Completed forms should be submitted to the Undergraduate Student Support Team via your Personal Tutor, or to the Postgraduate Office via your Programme Director.

Gill Hollis Tercentenary Awards For Travel

Award information: Two awards of £1250

Eligibility

Open to:
  • final year Law LLB Honours students,
  • final year Law LLB Graduate Entry students who are currently enrolled on further programmes of taught study at Edinburgh.
  • PhD students in Law in their first three years of full-time study (or, if part-time, the first four years)

Deadline

This award is not currently open due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application process

Applications from LLB students for consideration for the Award should be submitted to law@ed.ac.uk no later than 31 July 2019.  Applications must include:
  • When you plan to travel, the location and details of the proposed trip. If you are applying for a summer school, course or similar activity, please include a relevant URL.
  • An indication of how the activity would build both on previous interests and towards future professional plans.
  • The total costs of the activity and the amount being requested. Please include details here of any other sources of funding that are secured or are being sought.
  • Confirmation of acceptance if the activity involves training and/or enrolment (An email confirming your booking and acceptance is sufficient).
  • The name and contact details of a referee e.g. a Personal Tutor, Course Organiser or employer.
Awards will be disbursed subsequent to the meeting of the Board of Examiners at which the successful applicant’s degree is approved.  Should the planned project not actually take place, the Award will be refunded by the Award holder, via the School, to the endowment.

The Ewan Cameron Travel Bursaries 2019

Scholarship information: Edinburgh Law School will award up to 10 bursaries of £1000 to be used to support travel and subsistence for individual development activities which may include Summer Schools or further study. It is anticipated that the costs will be incurred no later than December 2019.

Eligibility

All LLB (Hons), Graduate LLB students, MSc and LLM students.

Deadline

This award is not currently open due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Process

To apply please send an email to law@ed.ac.uk containing the following information: Details of the proposed activity for which the travel bursary is required, including;
  • When you plan to travel, the location and details of the proposed trip. If you are applying for a summer school, course or similar activity, please include a relevant URL.
  • An indication of how the activity would build both on your previous interests and towards your future professional plans.
  • The total costs of the travel needed to undertake this activity. Please include details here of any other sources of funding that are secured or are being sought.
  • Confirmation of acceptance if the activity involves training and/or enrolment (An email confirming your booking and acceptance is sufficient).
  • The name and contact details of a referee (i.e. a Personal Tutor, course organiser or employer)
The scholarship awardee will be expected to submit a brief report in writing to the School after the completion of the chosen activity.
For further study

Dalgety Scholarship

A scholarship, to the value of £1000, is awarded to a student who is completing their degree course and who undertakes to proceed to postgraduate research or advanced study approved by Edinburgh Law School. Deadline for applications is 01 June 2020.  Application forms are available from Law School reception or by contacting law@ed.ac.uk

Vans Dunlop Scholarship

One award to the maximum value of £1000 is awarded to a student who has passed, within three years immediately prior to the date of the award the last exams necessary for graduation in Law. The holder must pursue a course of advanced study in law approved by the School during his or her tenure, and must not undertake any other employment or course of study except with the consent of the School. must not undertake any other employment or course of study except with the consent of the School. Deadline for applications is 01 June 2020.  Application forms are available from Law School reception or by contacting law@ed.ac.uk

Lorimer Scholarship in International Law

A scholarship, to the value of £500 - two years immediately before the award is made applicants must have successfully completed an examination in one of the following subjects for any degree in the University:
  • International Law
  • International Organisations Law and Practice
  • International Economic Law and Organisations
  • International Economic Organisations
  • EU Law
  • European Institutions
  • International Private Law
Preference will be given to candidates for a degree in Law and the Diploma is excluded from the award. Deadline for applications is 01 June 2020. Application forms are available from Law School reception or by contacting law@ed.ac.uk  
For hardship

Margaret Malloch Scholarships

Scholarship Information: One scholarship of £1,750 may be awarded based on financial need.Eligibility: These awards are available for any first year student on the Graduate LLB degree programme at Edinburgh Law School, going into their 2nd year of study. Applicants must not be in receipt of a full Education Authority Award or other similar means of financial support (e.g. the Carnegie Trust, University Hardship Bursary). Applicants must have passed all their first year subjects.Deadline: 15 June 2020 Application Process: Application forms are available from Law School reception or by contacting law@ed.ac.uk
For academic excellence

Margaret Malloch Scholarships

Scholarship Information: One scholarship of £1,750 will be awarded to the applicant who has the best academic record in the subjects they have taken during their first year of the Graduate LLB.Eligibility: These awards are available for any 1st year student on the Graduate LLB degree programme at Edinburgh, going into their 2nd year of study. Applicants must not be in receipt of a full Education Authority Award or other similar means of financial support (e.g. the Carnegie Trust, University Hardship Bursary).Deadline: 15 June 2020 Application Process: Application forms can be requested from law@ed.ac.uk.