(Original post by Ewok)
I chose mine for scholarships too. As a rough guide on this:
-Inner award on merit but predominantly on means- if you've got personal wealth or the means of supporting yourself through your GDL/BPTC then you're unlikely to get one from Inner (this is from the experience of my friends, not personal experience, I could be completely wrong).
-Middle award predominantly on merit but the amount you are given is based on means.
-Lincoln's and Gray's both award more on merit, with less of a focus on means. Gray's in particular will give large scholarships to those who have personal wealth. Lincoln's have the biggest scholarship pot but they also get the greatest number of applicants- when I looked into it Gray's seemed to have the best applicant/award ratio, but that was around 2 years ago.
If you can get your hands on the Chambers and Partners handbook they have a guide on what each Inn looks for- some focus more on overcoming adversity, some place more emphasis on extra curriculars. You might be able to find this online.
If you get the chance it might be worth having a look around the Inns- they do each have a different feel to them. Ultimately you will have a similar experience from whatever Inn you go to so there's no wrong choice to be made really. What does matter is the scholarships as these can make an application stand out so I'd focus on these.
The final thing is that if you're doing your BPTC outside of London certain Inns offer more non-London qualifying sessions. I'm afraid I don't really know which do more or less and I'm not sure how to find it out- a sniff around their websites will probably tell you.