The Harold G. Fox Education Fund was established, amongst other objectives, to enable suitable members of the Middle Temple to undertake for a year either a "placement" in the litigation department of a large Toronto law firm, arranged by the Trustees of the Fund in Toronto, or a post-graduate degree at a university in Ontario for which candidates make their own arrangements. These scholarships are now open to members of all the Inns.
The scholarships cover a year, starting in September 2017, to be spent either in a Toronto law firm or on a post-graduate degree; applicants interested in the post-graduate degree will have to make the necessary arrangements themselves, while the placements with the law firm will be organised by the Fund.
Up to two scholarships of C$38,000 each are awarded for the one year placement plus reasonable travelling expenses to and from Canada. Two lakeside furnished apartments in Toronto are owned by the Fund and provided for each scholar at a cost of C$800 per month.
Candidates must be:
The prestige of this award is such that past scholars have usually found chambers willing to postpone the start of pupillage or tenancy for the period of the scholarship.
Applications for this year’s scholarships need to be submitted by 4pm on 4 January 2017. The selection panel will then draw up a short list of candidates for interview. Interviews will be held on the evenings of 30th and/or 31st January 2017.
The application form can be downloaded from the Middle Temple website at http://www.middletemple.org.uk/education-and-training/scholarships-and-prizes/overseas/harold-g-fox
To apply for a scholarship, applicants must submit the following:
a. A completed application form
b. A curriculum vitae
c. An academic reference
d. Those candidates who are already pupils or tenants should also include a reference from a Pupil Supervisor or Head of Chambers.
The Trustees welcome applications for all backgrounds. There is no age limit for those applying for the scholarships.
Reasonable travel expenses up to a maximum of £65 per candidate will be reimbursed to those candidates travelling to the Inn for an interview from outside the M25.