The scheme awards five UK-based aspiring solicitors £2,500 each year for use towards the cost of their law degree. Sarah Hyde, Of Counsel solicitor and founder of the CMS Bursary scheme explains: “At CMS, we believe that a career in law should be open to people from all walks of life, if that is what they want to do and if their potential measures up’.
In addition to the monetary award, finalists receive mentoring from a qualified lawyer and have the opportunity to complete paid work experience at the firm.
Since its inception in 2011, the scheme has presented 26 students with a financial grant and has seen over 70 receive mentoring. “We are proud to see the difference the scheme is making to students, at a critical point in their lives as they transition to University” says Hyde.
To be considered for a bursary, students will need to partake in an essay writing competition. Successful applicants will then be invited to attend an interview at CMS’ London or Edinburgh office in September 2018. The deadline for applications is 29 June 2018 (Scotland) or 18 July 2018 (rest of UK). To apply, click here.