Olive Stone Memorial Scholarship

  1. A scholarship fund has been established under the terms of a bequest to the School by Dr Olive Stone, a former member of the Law Department. The purpose of the fund is to offer scholarships of a sufficient value to enable female students of 25 years and over who would not otherwise be able to do so to study at the School. 
  2. Priority is given to female students who are 25 years and over. There have not been sufficient funds available for awards to be made to applicants outside these priority groups in previous years. 
  3. The scholarship is open to prospective law students and law students already registered at the School. 
  4. One or more scholarships may be offered at the discretion of the selection committee. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the selection committee.  (In 2009/10, three scholarships were awarded, one at £7500 and one at £3500 and one at £1500). 
  5. Applicants for this scholarship will be required to attend an interview, except in very exceptional circumstances. Being abroad at the time of the selection process for this scholarship is not considered to be an exceptional circumstance. Applicants should consider very carefully whether they will be able to meet this requirement BEFORE submitting an application. Preference will be given to those candidates able to attend an interview, but applicants should consider the likely value of any award when deciding whether or not to attend. Interview expenses are not reimbursed. 
  6. The scholarship is tenable for one year in the first instance, subject to the award-holder registering as a student of the School. The scholarship may be renewed subject to re-application by the student; such renewal applications must be made in writing. Students who apply to have their award renewed will normally be interviewed by the Panel. Renewal is subject to good academic progress and continuing financial need. 
  7. Applicants for admission to the School in October 2010 must have secured an offer of admission to the School (whether conditional or unconditional) by 15 March 2010.  

How to apply

This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of information submitted via the online application form for the Graduate Support Scheme. If you have not submitted an application, you should now complete the online Graduate Support Scheme form in order to be considered. Selection will take place in March 2010 and successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2010.