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Appleby is committed to providing educational opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in law in their home jurisdiction of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Mauritius through our Scholarship and Bursary Awards.

Appleby has provided me with many opportunities to use what I am learning at university and understand how it is applied in a real, legal environment.

Bursary student, Jersey

All applications should be submitted electronically via the website. To do this, please select Positions Available on our careers page and follow the application process by selecting your scholarship and location preference. If you are unable to apply electronically, please get in touch with the contact below in the relevant Appleby office.

Find out more about our scholarship and bursary opportunities in:

 

Bermuda

The Partners of Appleby have been awarding scholarships and bursaries to suitably qualified Bermudian applicants since 1977. The responsibility for determining the appropriate criteria, interviewing the applicants and deciding upon the ultimate recipients is vested in the Scholarship Committee, which is appointed by the Partners and consists of Appleby representatives.

Legal Education Scholarship – Bermuda

The Legal Education Scholarship is an annual scholarship for Bermudian students studying law and who have the intention to return to Bermuda to practise. We are looking for top-notch students. This scholarship is based on academic performance, community involvement and extracurricular activities.

1. The current value of the annual scholarship is $30,000. The Scholarship Committee may increase the amount discretionarily, taking into account the applicant's particular circumstances, projected educational and living costs.

2. The Scholarship Committee will not grant the scholarship to an applicant who will benefit from other awards of more than $5,000.

3. Subject to the recipient achieving satisfactory academic results, the award continues for a period of up to two years, depending on the length of the degree course. Some measure of financial assistance may, at the Scholarship Committee's discretion, be continued thereafter to cover the whole or some part of any further period required for eventual qualification.

4. The scholarship is available only to Bermudians who intend returning to Bermuda to practice law.

5. Applicants must be able to satisfy the necessary entrance requirements for acceptance into an accredited law degree course leading to a Commonwealth legal qualification, which in turn will lead to admission to the Bermuda bar.

6. Applicants must apply to www.bermudascholarships.com

7. Applicants must submit the following documents to the Scholarship Committee:

i. two personal character references

ii. two academic letters of recommendations

iii. true copies of all academic records, qualifications and most recent transcripts indicating a minimum GPA of 3.0

iv. letter from the Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing attesting to the fact that applicant has Bermudian status

v. a letter from Parent/Guardian/Other undertaking to accept responsibility for any additional funds

vi. a medical certificate, not more than 1 year old

vii. a handwritten submission stating the applicant’s career intentions, civic and extra-curricular activities, and why the applicant should be considered qualified to receive this scholarship

viii. proof of acceptance to any approved university

ix. a letter from the university station tuition costs

x. a completed Financial Need Form, obtained from the Bermuda Scholarships website

8. An applicant's financial means, as well as his or her academic ability and suitability for legal studies will be taken into account in choosing the successful recipient.

9. In addition to the scholarship, the Scholarship Committee may, at its discretion, decide to award one or more bursaries in a given year.

10. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed, in early August, by the Scholarship Committee.

11. Presentation of the Legal Education Scholarship and any bursaries will be at our Annual Law Student Reception, which is held mid-August.

12. The scholarship awardee and all bursary awardees will be expected to participate in a photo shoot, which may be conduct mid-August.

The application deadline is 15 July.

CONTACT

Appleby Scholarship Committee
Tel +1 441 295 2244
Email HumanResources@applebyglobal.com

Appleby/Berkeley Institute Scholarship - Bermuda

1. The Appleby/Berkeley Institute Scholarship is an annual scholarship, with the possibility for renewal for a second year, for current graduating students of The Berkeley Institute, who need financial assistance to continue their education in Bermuda or abroad, at the Grade 12 and/or Grade 13, or the Associates Degree level.

2. The current value of the annual scholarship is $10,000.

3. The Scholarship Committee may, at its discretion, decide to award one or more bursaries in a given year.

4. Applicants must apply to www.bermudascholarships.com

5. Criteria for Selection:

i. The applicant must have had five years of schooling in Bermuda

ii. The applicant must graduate successfully from The Berkeley Institute in the year he/she first applies for the scholarship

iii. The applicant must have a demonstrated record of community service.

6. Applicants must submit the following documents to the Scholarship Committee:

i. a reference from a respected member of the community attesting to the applicant’s community involvement, leadership qualities and moral character

ii. a letter from the applicant’s Principal to certify five years of schooling in Bermuda

iii. true copies of all academic records, qualifications and most recent transcripts indicating a minimum GPA of 3.0

iv. letter from the Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing attesting to the fact that applicant has Bermudian status

v. a handwritten submission stating the applicant’s career intentions, civic and extra-curricular activities, and why the applicant should be considered qualified to receive this scholarship

vi. proof of acceptance to any approved university

vii. a letter from the university station tuition costs

viii. a completed Financial Need Form, obtained from the Bermuda Scholarships website

7. An applicant's financial means, as well as his or her academic ability will be taken into account in choosing the successful recipient.

8. In addition to the scholarship, the Scholarship Committee may, at its discretion, decide to award one or more bursaries in a given year.

9. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed, in early June, by the Scholarship Committee.

10. The scholarship awardee and all bursary awardees will be expected to participate in a photo shoot, which may be conduct mid-August.

The application deadline is 15 May of each year.

CONTACT

Appleby Scholarship Committee
Tel +1 441 295 2244
Email HumanResources@applebyglobal.com

Appleby/Bermuda College Subsidy Award - Bermuda

The Appleby/Bermuda College Subsidy Award is for Bermuda College students enrolled in the Certificate in Office Skills programme who demonstrate both academic ability and financial need.

1. The value of the Subsidy Award is $1,200 for fees, text books and other materials.

2. Applicants must apply to www.bermudascholarships.com

3. Applicants must submit the following documents to the Scholarship Committee:

i. letter from the Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Housing attesting to the fact that applicant has Bermudian status

ii. a handwritten submission stating the applicant’s career intentions, civic and extra-curricular activities

iii. letter from the Bermuda College proving current enrolment/acceptance

iv. a completed Financial Need Form, obtained from the Bermuda Scholarships website

4. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed, in early August, by the Scholarship Committee.

5. The scholarship awardee and all bursary awardees will be expected to participate in a photo shoot, which may be conduct mid-August.

The application deadline is 15 July of each year.

CONTACT

Appleby Scholarship Committee
Tel +1 441 295 2244
Email HumanResources@applebyglobal.com

BVI

Legal Education Scholarship

The Appleby Scholarship programme was established in 2008 in the British Virgin Islands. The programme provides funding for BVI Belongers intending to study law at the University of the West Indies and the Legal Education Certificate at the Regional Law Schools, and who intend to return to the BVI to practice law. The scholarship covers all tuition related expenses and payment of a monthly living allowance.

This Scholarship Award is worth $30,000 per annum for the duration of the degree and professional practice courses.

To apply for the Scholarship Award, please contact Judy Haycraft for detailed requirements and a scholarship application form.

There will also be a bursary award of $5,000 per annum available to one other chosen applicant.

The application deadline is 31 July of each year

All applications should be submitted electronically via the website. To do this, please visit our Positions Available area of site and follow the application process by selecting your scholarship and location preference.  

Cayman Islands

Legal Education Scholarship

The Appleby Scholarship programme has been established since the inception of the Cayman Islands Law School in the early 1980’s to provide financial assistance to young Caymanians intending to pursue a career as a lawyer. The programme provides funding for the law degree course at the Cayman Islands Law School, or an approved overseas university, and subsequent professional practice courses. The scholarship covers all tuition related expenses and payment of a monthly living allowance.

This Scholarship Award is worth more than US$100,000, over the duration of the degree and professional practice courses. It includes Law School tuition fees, University Exam fees, as well as the cost of necessary textbooks, a living allowance of US$2,400 per month and eight weeks' work experience each summer.

Interested candidates may submit to kyscholarships@applebyglobal.com a cover letter, curriculum vitae, educational transcripts, a sample piece of writing, proof of Caymanian citizenship and acceptance letters from the universities they plan to attend.

Jersey

Bursary Scheme Jersey 

Appleby is pleased to announce the yearly opening of their Bursary and Work Experience Schemes which are open to talented and committed students looking to pursue a career in law.

Working alongside our fee-earners, students receive hands on experience in an active office environment, often with opportunities to attend client meetings and court hearings.

The aim is to provide students with the support, experience and practical application needed to succeed in their studies and step into the world of work.

To apply, please see the full details on our Positions Available page. Please note the closing date of 17 March 2017.

Mauritius

Appleby Scholarship Programme

The Appleby Scholarship programme was established in 2008 in Mauritius. The programme provides funding for Mauritians intending to remain in Mauritius to practice law. The awards are made for study at the University of Mauritius. The scholarship covers all tuition related expenses and payment of a monthly allowance.

This Scholarship Award is for the duration of the degree.

The applicant must have secured a seat to read for the LL.B. (Hons) programme at the University of Mauritius for the upcoming academic year.

Applicants must plan to be qualified as a law practitioner in Mauritius and intend to practice in Mauritius upon qualifying, and potentially securing employment with Appleby and overseas training within the offices of the Appleby Group.

Recipients cannot have been awarded any other scholarship or bursary awards.

Supporting documentation required includes: two recent passport-size photographs of applicant, two character references, two academic references, official copies of transcripts, proof of nationality or residence status, proof of acceptance at the University of Mauritius, completed application form and resume of work history with references. Please include the above documents under a separate cover in person marked for the attention of Malcolm Moller.

The application deadline is 30 November 2017.

Please click here to download the scholarship application form.