There are two competitions for Major Scholarships each year:
- for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
- for the Common Professional Entrance Examination (CPE) / Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course / accelerated Law Degree for graduates.
The Inn also offers scholarships for post-BPTC placements in overseas jurisdictions, essay prizes, support for five places on the South-Eastern Circuit Advocacy Course (‘Keble course’), and a pupillage hardship fund.
In 2015, the Inn awarded just over £1 million in scholarships. The majority of this funding (over £900,000) is awarded to students undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The remainder is earmarked for scholarships for the law conversion course and other smaller awards for post-BPTC activities.