The CILEX Foundation – removing barriers to accessing a career in Law

The CILEX Foundation charity – the chosen charity for this year’s National Paralegal Awards - provide opportunities to access legal education, by making Scholarship and Bursary awards to aspiring legal stars. With the launch of their 2023 Scholarship programme in May, could you or your colleagues be eligible for academic funding this year?

During the summer, applicants who wish to enrol on the CPQ Lawyer qualification are invited to apply for scholarship funding. The CILEX Lawyer Scholarship provides an unparalleled level of funding -£12,500 per scholarship - representing the full cost of studying the CILEX Professional Qualification.

The scholarship awards are designed to widen participation in legal education, to those who would  otherwise be unable to access professional qualifications due to financial and social mobility barriers. Funding from the CILEX Foundation allows the student the security of knowing that their path to qualification as a CILEX Lawyer is financially secure.

Applications for this year’s CILEX Lawyer Scholarship programme open on 2nd May 2023. To learn more about the CILEX Foundation and to find out how to apply, click here

If you have already begun your CILEX learning journey, you may be eligible for a CILEX Foundation Bursary. Funding CILEX members with existing qualifications will be available later in the summer, with announcements on key dates made by CILEX. To join CILEX visit

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