Scholarship aims to make a career in law accessible to all regardless of financial means
Pioneering online legal education provider, Law Training Centre will launch its ‘Open to All Scholarship’ on 1st August, a new offering to improve access to legal qualifications, which will run in parallel with its existing scholarship initiatives including the Access to Law SQE Scholarship.
The new scholarship will be available for learners, including international students, studying towards qualification with Law Training Centre, including for CILEX, CLC and NALP qualifications in addition to the Notarial Academic Training Course. Students will also be able to apply for the scholarship throughout the year, with this flexibility a core pillar of the ‘Open to All Scholarship’ offering.
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Recipients of the scholarship will receive a grant of up to £1,558 (Sh285,000), depending on their chosen course, as well as full access to the comprehensive range of support on offer at Law Training Centre, which includes extensive 1:1 tutor support, a personal academic coach, Law Training Centre’s unique Passplus Guarantee, and access to a moderated online forum to interact with other learners.
There are no restrictions on applying for the scholarship so long as the applicant is not a recipient of one of Law Training Centre’s other scholarships. Law Training Centre’s Access to Law SQE scholarship has been awarded to 97 applicants, worth nearly £100,000 (Sh18 million).
Eve Dullabh, Co-founder and Director of Education at Law Training Centre, expressed excitement about the scholarship, saying “We’ve personally experienced how invasive a lot of scholarship and bursary applications are, which can be discouraging, so we wanted to take a completely different approach.
“Given the cost-of-living crisis and the urgent need to address diversity in the legal sector, we’re really pleased to be able to help by offering this scholarship to help learners build a career in law. We’re keen to say yes wherever possible, so we encourage anyone who wants to study with us but doesn’t feel able to afford it to apply.
This move towards democratising legal education is poised to create a more inclusive and equitable legal profession, paving the way for a brighter future for aspiring lawyers.
“We’re proud to have removed another one by allowing anyone who cannot afford to study with us the chance to receive a scholarship and become qualified,” said Dino Dullabh, Co-founder and Director of Strategy at Law Training Centre.
“With the launch of this Open to All scholarship, We’re determined to support anyone with the drive and talent to build a successful legal career do so, whatever their financial situation.