CMS Law Scholarships for Scotland 2020

The CMS Scholarship provides substantial opportunities for those intending to study Law.

Awarding Body
£2,500 per year of Undergraduate Law Degree
Wednesday 22 July 2020 at 23:59
Quantity of Awards
2 students in Scotland


At Top 10 Global law firm, CMS works across borders in more than 40 countries and within six core sectors; Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Telecommunications. CMS have made a commitment, to attract and develop a new generation of bright and creative legal minds by providing financial support, mentoring support and paid work experience to students from across the UK.

Successful applicants will be supported by the student support staff at the Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA). This is a student led process to facilitate both academic and personal success.


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Scotland

Eligible Courses

Course Level

  • Undergraduate

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Subject Area

  • Law

The Law School

Other Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Meet the scholarship specific eligibility criteria
  • Enrol full time in the first year of a Law undergraduate degree programme at RGU
  • Be Scottish domiciled and classed as a ‘home fees student’
  • Have not already obtained a first degree

In addition you must meet at LEAST ONE of the following criteria:

  • Reside in a postcode area which is regarded by the Scottish Government as being within the 20% (Quintiles 1) most deprived regions of the country as categorised by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).
  • Have spent time as a Looked After Child or looked After and Accommodated Child, be that at home, in residential, foster or kinship care.

How to Apply

Students applying for the CMS Law Scholarship are invited to enter an essay competition.

Students can choose from one of this year’s essay questions to form the basis of the submission:

  1. Will the current lockdown create more advantages than disadvantages?
  2. "Until climate action becomes profitable, positive climate change will not happen."  Do you agree?

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