Eldon Law Scholarship

Jonathan and Rita

The Faculty of Law is pleased to say that the Eldon Law Scholarship 2023 has been awarded to Jonathan Mo of Keble College & Rita Dias of Wolfson College


The Eldon Law Scholarship is a two year scholarship awarded annually to students intending to follow a career at the Bar.  The scholarship dates from 12 May 1830, and was funded in response to an application from subscribers.  Although the scholarship is named for Lord Eldon LC, it is not, as is often supposed, funded from his will - Lord Eldon did not in fact die until 8 years after the scholarship was founded. The first trustees included the Duke of Richmond, Earl of Mansfield, Earl of Romney and Lord Arden.

Applicants must be matriculated members of the University of Oxford and have been placed in either the First Class of the BA in Law or in Law Studies in Europe or have been awarded a Distinction in the degree of BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law) or the MJur (Magister Juris).  

The next cycle of applications opened 1st September 2023 for the Eldon Scholarship 2024.

The deadline to submit a full application is midnight Sunday 5th November 2023

Please see the poster for the full eligibility criteria. Completed application forms must be submitted along with a recent CV and call to the Bar certificate to:Emma.white2@law.ox.ac.uk 

If you would like any further information please email the Secretary to the Eldon Scholarship Committee, Emma White.

Read about the history of the award and see a list of previous Eldon Scholars.