The Faculty of Law is pleased to say that the Eldon Law Scholarship has been awarded jointly to Matthew Hoyle of St. John's College and Anna Williams of Merton 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).  

Applications for the 2020 Eldon Scholarship are now closed. 

Please see the poster (link on the right of this page) for the full eligibility criteria.

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

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