In addition to the scholarships offered by the University of Kent Law School to its LLM students, previously provided in one of Translegal's articles, another scholarship can also be availed by aspiring LLM students of Kent Law School (KLS), i.e., the Larry Grant Scholarship.
The Larry Grant scholarship provides LLM students up to £2,500 and tuition fees paid at the UK or EU rate. This scholarship is established for the purpose of commemorating Larry Grant's life and work. He was a former Law Clinic Legal Director of the University of Kent.
KLS is now inviting applicants for this grant. It is open to students whose intention is to take an LLM degree by research. Eligible students must carry out research in the field of human rights, clinical legal education, social justice or immigration. Applicants of the LLM program, taught at the Canterbury campus of KLS that will start September 2018, may simultaneously apply for the Larry Grant Scholarship.
The Scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:
- academic excellence;
- suitability of the research proposal and the project, with implications for legal practice; and,
- financial need.
To be eligible to apply to the LLM programs of KLS, students must have gained or will be gaining a Bachelor's degree with high Upper Second Class Honors. Those who have a postgraduate degree with Distinction or Merit are also eligible to apply.
Besides the need to first apply for an LLM program at KLS, the scholarship applicant must also provide a research proposal not exceeding 1500 words, with reference to the implications for legal practice based on the research. A sample written work of not more than 4,000 words is also required to be submitted. Finally, a letter that makes a case for the award should be provided. All these, along with the scholarship application, must be submitted online through KLS's website.
The deadline for the Larry Grant Scholarship application is 4 May 2018. Those not notified by 31 May 2018 have unsuccessful scholarship applications.