I think it's more complicated than 'based on merit' or 'based solely on financial need', because it's clear some people with excellent academics from excellent universities sometimes get scholarships, and sometimes don't, and equally it's true that sometimes people who have samey qualifications get scholarships, and sometimes they don't.
It's an infinitely debatable subject, and until someone from a scholarship panel gives a definitive answer (even then it might only apply to their particular interviews at that particular time), those in search of a scholarship will never truly know what it is that decides one person will get one, and another won't.
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- Thread Starter
- 05-04-2010 19:46
- 05-04-2010 20:08
I attended an interview at the inner temple but sadly I wasn't offered a scholarship.I wanted to find out from others what exactly was written on the letter of refusal. As on my interview I was honest and told them I had £2000 in my savings account ( which I had worked very hard for) and immediately after I said that one of the interviewers suggested that I should take out a bank loan from HSBC. I was like thank you for the kind suggestion but I am already in debt for taking out my tuition fee loan which funded my LLB. Ironically on my letter it stated that I should take out a bank loan, that is why I was curious to know what other people's letters stated or whether any reasons were given for their decision.
- 05-04-2010 23:25
I told them I had £7000 in my account! Looks like I'm screwed.
Thing is. That's not very much considering I think it'll cost me £25,000 all in to do the BPTC in London.
To be honest, I'm in it for the CV points, so hopefully they can give me a nice name badge and a small sum of money.
(Original post by legal12345)
- 06-04-2010 00:36
Incidentally, do people think that someone with excellent academics and public speaking but zero legal experience has a good chance at a gdl scholarship?