The University of Liverpool in the UK is inviting applications for the Hodgson Law Scholarship for international students in the 2019/20 session.
The Hodgson Law Scholarship, which has been made possible through the generous benefaction of Elizabeth Hodgson, widow of the Liverpool Solicitor Joseph Hodgson, who expressed a wish to advance the education and training of lawyers who might work for the benefit of Merseyside. The Trustees wish Hodgson Law Scholars to benefit from education in Liverpool with a view to encouraging the intellectual growth of promising law students and the nurturing of close links with the City of Liverpool and the Liverpool City Region.
These Scholarships have been initiated after the death of Elizabeth Hodgson pursuant to the Hodgson Will Trust. The Hodgson Trustees have resolved to set up a scheme of Hodgson Law Scholars to be selected through a Selection Committee. The Committee will choose two or more Hodgson Law Scholars each year from applicants from colleges and universities worldwide. Scholars will attend the Liverpool Law School at the University of Liverpool or the School of Law at Liverpool John Moores University and pursue a postgraduate degree in law.
Accordingly, applications are sought from talented law students who wish to study full-time at the University of Liverpool or Liverpool John Moores University for a post-graduate degree in law. Applicants may be of any age but the applicants’ undergraduate qualifications must provide a sufficient basis for their further study in the proposed field.
Worth of Award
- All University tuition fees will be paid on the Hodgson Law Scholars’ behalf by the Hodgson Trustees.
- In addition, each Hodgson Law Scholar will receive a maintenance allowance of £9,140 as a contribution towards their living expenses in the United Kingdom.
The Scholarship is available to all prospective Overseas candidates (i.e. non-UK, non-EU) intending to pursue a postgraduate taught degree in law at the University of Liverpool.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate:
• Academic excellence.
• Evidence of an interest in legal and public service which may benefit the Liverpool City Region.
• Potential and ambition for future leadership.
• That they are not otherwise able to undertake a postgraduate degree at either institution.
How to apply
- Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree at a minimum 2.1 (UK Upper Second) or equivalent standard and have an excellent standard of English.
- Students interested in applying for the Hodgson Law Scholarship are advised to make preparation for the application well in advance of the deadline for applications to their chosen course of study. Documents required (for the scholarship) include:
- academic transcripts and certificates (including English language qualifications);
- a certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate;
- the relevant institutionally endorsed bachelor’s degree certificate (when it becomes available);
- two references attesting to the candidate’s academic ability to undertake a postgraduate degree in law and one
- reference attesting to the candidate’s good character (no reference may be submitted by a member of the candidate’s family);
- two passports sized photographs of the candidate certified to be a true likeness of the candidate by a suitably responsible professional person known to the candidate (e.g. lawyer, teacher, doctor);
- an essay of application (see essay guidance below).
- All International applicants must satisfy the UKBA requirements for the granting of a student visa.
- Applications for the Hodgson Doctoral Research Scholarships should be made direct to Liverpool University or to Liverpool John Moores University.
Deadline: The deadline for Hodgson Law Scholarship applications for the academic year 2019-2020 is May 1, 2019.